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By Terra Battle yracuse, NY—Cianbro Corporation wears the title of Construction Manager and Research Partner proudly and effectively at the Destiny USA job site. This futuristic project remains a portal of discovery for our team in the areas of workforce development, the “green” initiative, and emerging technologies. With guidance from Destiny USA, Cianbro has embraced these efforts from the project’s first days, and continues to demonstrate leadership and perseverance in the effort to implement the innovations. The scope of work at the Destiny USA project includes the construction of a 1.3 million sf expansion to an Please see DESTINY USA , page 18

S Structural Steel being erected earlier this summer in the background with construction of a service tunnel in the front for the Carousel Center Mall Expansion as a part of the Destiny USA Project in Syracuse, New York (ABOVE: Aerial view of Destiny USA Project)

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Peter G. Vigue Named One of the Top 25 Newsmakers for 2007 by McGraw-Hill Construction’s Engineering News-Record From McGraw-Hill Construction News

New York, NY – Peter G. Vigue received one of 25 Top Newsmakers Awards from Engineering News-Record (ENR) – McGraw-Hill Construction’s prestigious news magazine, which is part of the McGraw-Hill Companies. The 43rd annual awards dinner was held April 3, 2008, at the New York Marriot Marquis. It was attended by more than 1,400 construction industry leaders. Peter G. Vigue, Chairman of the Cianbro Companies, was recognized for creating a new economic paradigm for business and communities. As chairman of the employeeowned Cianbro, Peter Vigue is transforming the long-time Pittsfield, Maine-based contractor into a regional manufacturing and economic development powerhouse by invest-

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“Our Top 25 Newsmakers represent individuals who had the vision, fortitude, desire, and in some cases, courage, to make a significant difference in the construction industry. They best represent the ‘can do’ spirit of the industry, and their success is admired by their peers.”

—Janice L. Tuchman Editor-in-Chief of Engineering News-Record

ing in shipbuilding, oil-rig construction, and modular industrial process-plant construction. His goal is to keep ownership and employment local so that areas losing traditional industries can continue creating good-paying jobs that bring workers dignity and benefits. Vigue started as a Cianbro laborer in 1970, and became company president in 1991. Several years ago, rather than shift rising health-care costs to employees, he started a proactive wellness program to cut costs by reducing risky behavior, such as smoking. He also started a nationally recognized safety program. Vigue’s vision brings needed industrial projects to Maine. One is a 54-module deal with Motiva Enterprises, which is expanding its Port Arthur, Texas, oil refinery. The $7-billion project will make the refinery the largest in the U.S. That job alone will provide work for over 500 Maine craftspeople, working from a former paper mill that Cianbro has converted to a modular assembly yard. This modular approach will help stem Maine’s loss of skilled labor due to pulp and paper mill closings. Project owners increasingly favor modules because they help ensure schedule and quality. Recipients of the Award of Excellence and Top 25 Newsmakers were selected from a large pool of nominees who were judged by ENR editors to have made the most important contributions to the industry in the preceding year. ENR magazine is considered the leader in reporting news, events, trends, and analysis in the construction industry. “Our Top 25 Newsmakers represent individuals who had the vision, fortitude, desire, and in some cases, courage, to make a significant difference in the construction industry” said Janice L. Tuchman, editor-in-chief of ENR. “They best represent the ‘can do’ spirit of the industry, and their success is admired by their peers.”

C H A I RM A N ’ S M E S S A GE As we head into the final three months of 2008, I can report to you that our company is healthier and stronger than ever in its history, both financially and physically. At the beginning of the year, our senior executives vowed to serve as good examples for all of our team members by working to improve their physical wellbeing. They’ve committed to exercising every day and to eating a healthy diet. As a result of their efforts, our executive team is leaner and stronger than we’ve ever seen. A tip of the hat to all of them! Leaner and stronger are words that also describe our entire team, thanks to the decisions you’ve made to live healthier lives and to work safely. For example, our team has achieved significant improvement over last year’s recordable injury rate. Once again, it’s the effort of each member of the team that makes an important accomplishment like this attainable. I believe it’s the company’s obligation to provide quality healthcare for our team members and their families. But it requires your responsibility to take care of your personal health so we can all be productive players in the lives of our families, communities, and our company. It takes healthy people to create a healthy company, and I’m happy to report that our current healthcare costs are 12% less than forecasted because

you are actively participating in your healthcare decisions. Congratulations to all of you! The reductions in injuries and healthcare costs are a reflection of the economic health of our company. In an age when layoffs, high energy prices, and business failures crowd the headlines, Cianbro’s financial news is very good. Where the energy crisis has presented challenges in our regions, Cianbro has recognized opportunities. We are now building electrical and transmission lines, substations, and develPETE VIGUE oping into new ways of producing energy. We are seeking widespread improvements for the country’s insufficient electrical transmission and distribution network. While holding onto the traditional tasks that have become the backbone of our companies, we also look “outside the box” at an East-West Highway in Maine, at a high-tech mega mall expansion named Destiny USA in New York, and at a refinery expansion named Motiva in Texas. All of these initiatives hold great promise for building up our backlog of work. And where there is the promise of work, there is the good news of addi-

tional employment. So far, this year, Cianbro has added 250 team members to our company. Many of these folks were part of the melancholy layoff statistics only a few months ago. The new team members at our Motiva Modular Project in Brewer, Maine, are a tremendous example of the way that the dark decline of aging industries can be seen as a bright new beginning for a region if only we look at the problem with optimism, an open-mind, and a can-do attitude. These are qualities that Cianbro’s people have in abundance, which is a bracing thought if we believe, as I do, that our success is all about people. The legendary hockey coach of the University of Maine hockey team, Shawn Walsh, once said, “It’s the details that make champions.” I believe that Cianbro’s reputation for attention to detail has made us champions in our industry. We will go forward, focusing on the details of safety, wellness, and productivity being innovative and creative while improving our teamwork and applying technology in ways that nobody else does. When we do this, we will clearly separate ourselves from the competition. It all adds up to a season to remember for our company. Let’s go for it!



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East-West Transportation, Utility, and Communications Corridor Cianbro and Berger team up to develop international northeast economic link

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By Laurette Laverdiere and Dottie Hutchins

ianbro and the Louis Berger Group are working together to develop a 220-mile, $1 billion, eastwest transportation, utility, and communications corridor from Calais, to Coburn Gore, Maine. Spurring economic development for the entire international northeast region, this toll corridor will link Canada’s Atlantic and Continental Gateways. Leading the Cianbro/Berger team is Pete Vigue, Cianbro chairman & CEO, Joe McKeever, Berger Group vice president, and Parker Hadlock, Cianbro senior project manager. Pete believes this project is especially vital to the economic health of the people and communities of northern Maine. He also sees it as a win-win, sustainable development initiative for citizens on all sides of the border. “Over the last decade, eight of the 10 top investors in Maine are Canadian,” said Pete. “These people are our neighbors and business partners, not our competitors. Together, we are located at what some may view as the geographic end of the continent. So, together, we face many of the same economic challenges.”

“Over the last decade, eight of the 10 top investors in Maine are Canadian. These people are our neighbors and business partners, not our competitors. Together, we are located at what some may view as the geographic end of the continent. So, together, we face many of the same economic challenges.”

—Pete Vigue

However, Pete also sees these challenges as one of the region’s greatest opportunities. He points out three primary factors: 1. growing trade between North America and Asia, 2. increased seaport and transportation congestion along the East and West Coasts, and 3. demand for an efficient, direct link to the U.S. and Canadian heartland. These factors, among others, perfectly position the international northeast region to be a major player in container freight, which is forecast to double by 2020. This new east4





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Cianbro and the Louis Berger Group are working together to develop a 220-mile, $1 billion, east-west transportation, utility, and communications corridor from Calais, to Coburn Gore, Maine. This toll corridor will link Canada’s Atlantic and Continental Gateways.

west link is one key to better position the entire region as a global trading partner. Pete says that the east-west toll corridor project will add value while minimizing impact. “We will be tapping into existing private roadway systems built to support our natural resources-based industries,” said Pete. “This not only enables us to bypass communities, which minimizes environmental and commercial disruption, it allows for unlimited truck weights and a more efficient route that lowers costs, saves fuel, and reduces carbon emissions.” Funded by private investment, the project is being developed without public funds. Berger’s Joe McKeever is heading up major components of an initial feasibility study for the project. The Louis Berger Group is one of the world’s leading infrastructure engineering, environmental science, and economic development operations. Joe says that the idea of private investment in major infrastructure is based on a European model. “Virginia, Texas, and Florida all have private highways. So far, we’ve had a very favorable response. Private funding means cost-avoidance to the state and municipalities.” The project schedule calls for feasibility studies to be

completed in 2008, followed by permitting and engineering. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2011, with completion in 2014. As we move forward with this project, we are working closely with many Canadian and U.S. stakeholders. We appreciate their support, passion, and hard work. Our sincere gratitude goes to Access Atlantica Co-Chairs Miles Theeman and Nancy Thorne for their leadership, as well as to Tim Woodcock, former Bangor Mayor and dedicated East-West champion. And, special thanks to Cianbro’s Mike Brooks and Carla Kelly for their project support.


St. Croix River Bridge

A view of the work on the St. Croix River Bridge

By Steve Strout


Enable Maine to connect the international northeast region (Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, New England, and New York State) as a global trade partner.

Calais, Maine—Work continues on the St. Croix River Bridge in Calais, Maine. When completed, the bridge will span between Calais, Maine, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and will be the focal point for the new border crossing. (Congratulations, you now work for an international construction company!) The bridge will have a cast-in-place concrete deck over prestressed New England Bulb Tee girders and will be over 540 feet long from abutment to abutment. The superstructure is supported by three in-river cast-inplace piers and cast-in-place abutments at each end. When completed the project will contain over 10,000 cy of cast-in-place concrete. At present, the two abutments and the United States pier—Pier 3—have been completed. The two remaining piers are located in Canada. The 1,500 cy seal pour and footing for Pier 2 are also complete and the excavation for the Pier 1 seal is nearing completion. Cianbro Corporation crews continue to work around the clock to keep the project on schedule. The excavation for each of the piers has been an incredible challenge. In addition to clamming the extremely dense glacial till, Cianbro crews have spudded, hydro-spudded, and pre-drilled this material in an attempt to expedite the process. The cofferdam excavation at Pier 1 proceeded around the clock through the winter in some pretty tough conditions. A meeker crew may have faltered and failed, but not Cianbro and, certainly, not this crew! Nonetheless, it’s fair to say that we’ll be happy to have this work behind us. In addition to the physical challenges of this project there have been numerous regulatory challenges, as well. Early on in the project Cianbro negotiated a process with the Canadian Border Service Agency whereby we would import materials and equipment into Canada at the site rather than at one of the existing border crossings. The additional administrative work is being deftly handled by on-site personnel. Much thanks to Melissa Corbett, our field administrator for keeping our paperwork in line. The project is scheduled for completion in November, 2008. To meet this schedule the team will have to kick our “can-do” spirit into overdrive. Our plan is to begin setting the 150,000 pound girders this summer with a 4100 Manitowoc ringer. The end spans will be set from shore and the other two set from the river by the ringer on a barge.

Growth in world trade has led to an explosion in container movement, which is projected to continue well into the future, reaching more than 243 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) by 2024. This represents a projected increase greater than 300% in a 20-year period. All modes of transportation (marine, road, rail, and air) are necessary to capture this longterm growth opportunity for the region. For more information, please visit the Northeast CanAm Connections web site at; Be a private (toll) transportation, utility, and communications corridor that links Canada’s Atlantic and Continental Gateways. To learn more about Canada’s Gateway strategy, please visit Transport Canada’s web site at; ■

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Position the entire region to compete in an era of rapidly moving global supply chains. United by nature, Maine and Canada were divided by people. By working together, we will lift up economies on all sides of the borders. ■

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Ferry Street Bridge Project

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By Terra Battle

ew Haven, CT—Progress at the Ferry Street Bridge project has been constant and is complete. With this in consideration, the project’s original completion date of February 5, 2009, is noteworthy. In the past year, the bulk of the project was completed. The approach work, which included the stringers, lateral bracing, and road deck has been finished. Through the summer, the floor beams, stringers, lateral bracing, finger joints, heal joints, and road deck were replaced on the north bascule. These items were then completed on the south bascule this past winter. The approach bearing repairs were completed throughout the year; this entailed the replacement of the steel connected to the concrete foundation of the abutments and piers. Intensive fender work was also completed at the project, which included the removal and installation of four fenders. This work involved the installation of steel false work and driving 160 pile and pouring approximately 90 cy of concrete over water. Two channel fender systems were also installed, which were made out of eight tons of timber each. Simultaneously, the millwrights refurbished the bascule drive machinery. They cleaned out gear boxes, installed new couplings, and reshimmed the bearings, bushings, and Installation of the north channel housings. These guide timbers measures will assist in the smooth running of the lift span. The ironworkers and millwrights installed a machinery platform and a new span lock system on the toe of the bascule. In order to rebalance the two bascule spans, the existing steel balancing blocks were removed and replaced with new lead blocks. A new submarine cable was also installed between the north and south piers under the channel. This controls the bridge and runs the needed power from north to south. Our electricians completed extensive rewiring of the entire bridge, which included street lights, traffic lights, new HVAC components, and a new closed circuit television surveillance system. Work also included pouring the concrete curbs and installing the new bascule drainage. Our electricians wired the span locks and the roadway was milled and paved. In the park adjacent to the bridge our team built a sidewalk 6




Driving timber pile on the north west fender system

and performed some control house renovations, which included carpentry work, asbestos abatement, painting, and window and door replacement. This work—along with punch list items and demobilization—was completed in late June. The Cianbro team includes Superintendent Jason Molten, Assistant Superintendent/Project Engineer Keith Locke, Electrical Superintendent Steve Dube, Field Engineers Tim Carrig, Mike Markham, and Gary Nash, Safety Professionals Peter Smith and Josh Philbrook, Finance Professional Kim Gemmell, General Foreman Don Smith, General Foreman Garrett McVaney, Electrical General Foreman George Schoeller, Electrical General Foreman Todd Podoloff, Foremen Bill Adams, Pierre Boucher, Chris Chasse, Steve Clark, John Cooper, Dale Smith, and Josh Wells, and team members Dick Bessett, Jordan Bushey, Joseph Crudup,

Aubrey Dehnert, Terry Dingman, Eric Fudge, Jeffery Goldberg, LaShawnda Greene, Aida Hernandez, Lynn Hyde, Kaz Jedrzkiewicz, Scott Kretser, John Krieski, Tim Leonard, Andy Miroslaw, John Quadrato, Dave Powers, Billy Ray, Dan Records, Charlie Riley, Mak Rosado, George Schoeller Jr., Bob Schroeder, David Serfass, Alicia Smith, George Smith, David Stead, Frank Trumble, Chris Vane and Mike Wells. Thanks to

additional team members who contributed to the project which include Kris Ballard, Bruce Brown, Mark Chen, Trent

Clukey, Brad Dufour, P.J. Lawton, David Lewis, James Marcella, Dan Musselwhite, John Orzel, Andrew Peer, Matt Poirier, Ward Preston, David Robitaille, Jim Rusconi, Joshua Sault, Randy Sibley, Brian Smith, Walter Stefanyk, Craig Stockwell, Dan Wiedmer, and Mark Zagrobelny.

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“Education and Development”


“2009 Open Enrollment”


“Productivity and Manufacturing”


“Setting the Bar High”



By Lauren Benttinen

We measure our success against six core elements of our business that we refer to as the “pillars” that stand for the central concepts that we, as owners, use to map and measure our success. Each pillar is tied directly to Cianbro’s long-term strategic plan goals and objectives. Understanding and committing to the accomplishment of these goals as owners increases our stake in Cianbro and its stake in us significantly. Excellent work habits, efficiency and conservation help accomplish these goals. We have referenced articles within this issue of the Chatter that exemplify the concepts associated with the pillars above.


The Cianbro team will build relationships, solve customers’ problems, and safely construct quality facilities on time and at a competitive price. Through innovation, efficiency and a can-do spirit, we will develop our people, satisfy our customers, and grow profitably. CIANB RO




Recovery Boiler Shutdown NewPage Rumford, Maine

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By Richard Loisel

he Cianbro Corporation team recently completed its spring shutdown swing through Maine, successfully ending at the NewPage mill in Rumford, Maine, on May 20, 2008. Team members arrived at Rumford a bit weary, having completed three weeks of back-to-back shutdowns in Hinkley, Jay, and Woodland, Maine, respectively. Team members arrived ready for the challenge, by successfully completing the Rumford shutdown without major injury or safety incident. Congratulations to all team members for submitting more than 200 C.A.P.P. cards during the shutdown, adding to the knowledge base and improving our safety. Team member quality and rework minimization efforts continued to excel with a less than 1% failure rate in the superheat and generator bank tube repairs, reinforcing that we remain one of the best boiler repair contractors in the United States. The NewPage shutdown primarily focused on three major areas of repair: replacement of the recovery area surface condenser, recovery boiler generator bank tube replacements, and general boiler code repairs in the recovery area. The original shutdown schedule was slated for 10, twelve hour shifts requiring approximately 10,000 work hours to complete. After the completion of the mill’s internal inspection of the recovery boiler, it was announced that additional repairs would be required, which included replacement of 19 loops, 13 dutchmen, three two-paks, soot blower modifications, and ash hopper repairs. Ultimately, the amended scope required some 13,500 work hours to complete before demobilization from site. One of the first major efforts keyed around the replacement of the surface condenser, lead by Stuart Twitchell. The scope of work consisted of setting up and operating two large cranes in a very congested area of the mill. The cranes were used to remove and install the condenser vessel in the boiler building through a hole in the seventh floor roof. The new 70 ton condenser vessel, delivered from Oregon, arrived on site just in time to be flown into place by the Manitowoc 2250 crane. Many onlookers watched the pick, as the heavy load was hoisted into the building in one piece, to minimize mill down time and installation cost. Structural supports, large bore tie-ins, and system connections were completed within a few shifts and the system turned back over to the customer for testing. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated team members like Barry Gordon, Andy “Ragman” Gould, Mike Abbott, Mike Tripodi, and the rest of the condenser team members, the surface condenser project was completed ahead of schedule. The second major scope of work involved the replacement of 40 generator bank tubes and was lead by Bill Merrill. The scheduled work required the removal of the boiler skin in the generator bank area so that the end wall tubes could be removed and replaced. To add difficulty to an already expedited repair was the necessity to reuse the external skin, dealing with replacement tubes arriving on site late, and six of the wall tubes not being replaced since replacement tubes were not 8




The crane operator makes the 70 ton surface condenser pick as Rick Godin and Stuart Twitchell look on available. The repair teams struggled with the removal and replacement of the wall tubes for several shifts and—through good field planning—they improvised and found resolution to the issues. Without the seamless efforts of Charlie Tapley, Elbridge “Watty” Watson, Garry Billings, and the remainder of the generator tube replacement team, the work could have easily taken two to three additional shifts to complete. Once the tubes were rolled into the drums, the boiler system was turned over to the NewPage for testing. Hydrostatic testing was successfully completed with no leaks discovered. Final closure of all systems was then performed and the generator bank turned back over to the mill for operation. At closure, the work had been successfully completed despite numerous challenges. The third major scope of work addressed the repair work required under the mill’s operating boiler code. This work involved approximately 30 independent repairs in different areas of the boiler. Plans were developed and implemented to shift labor from other areas of the shutdown to support the additional labor requirements. Additional crews were added to supplement weekend shifts. In addition, crews were held over during the start of the following week to complete the work. Thanks to the concerted efforts of Walt Bailey, Bob Beisaw, Walt Willard, Richie Baumgartel, Gerry Rollins, Rick Preble, Jack Dodge, and their team, the additional scope of work could not have been completed in a reasonable time frame. A special thanks to all of the sites that were affected by holding team members over into the following week: we appreciate your efforts. Cianbro Corporation continues to be one of the leading contractors in facility contract maintenance and shutdown support. Thanks to the combined efforts of all team members, the continued focus on safety, diligent planning, innovative thinking, and continued dedication and self sacrifice of individual team members, Cianbro will continue to remain the contractor of choice.

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Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation Supports Chalk Point Team


ianbro Corporation was working to install a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system at the Chalk Point Generating facility in Aquasco, Maryland. This is a clean air project which reduces nitrogen oxides that the coal fired burners generate. The onsite project team came to us—Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation—with a fast track opportunity to support the ongoing project. Our portion of the project included the design and supply of the SCR system, which included the structural steel, ductwork for connection to the boiler economizer outlet and air heater inlet, the reactor, catalyst, a urea to ammonia generation system, sonic horns, dampers, motor control centers, piping, and control buildings. The system was installed on Unit #1 at the Mirant Chalk Point Generating facility, which has a 365 MW generating capacity. An SCR is installed to reduce the nitrogen oxides that

Four modules of the SCR cap together on the shop floor in the Baltimore fabrication facility

The SCR cap in place onsite

the coal fired burners generate. Our system is capable of reducing the nitrogen oxides by over 92%. This is achieved by injecting ammonia in the air stream from the boiler, mixing and distributing the ammonia evenly in the air stream, and passing the mixture thru a bed of catalyst. The catalyst promotes the reduction of nitrogen oxides to nitrogen gas and water vapor. The portion that Cianbro Fabrication & Coating team fabricated is called the cap section of the SCR. The cap distributes the air evenly over the catalyst which is critical in achieving high nitrogen oxide reduction and low ammonia slip. After we began the project several changes took place and additional work was added. Despite the extra scope the Cianbro Fabrication & Coating team responded. From procurement, material purchasing, job coordinating to the shop floor itself, everyone pitched in with the “go for it” spirit. The project went very well and the onsite project team was extremely happy with all of our work. With everyone’s great efforts we were able to meet the client’s schedule. Great work team!

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By Bill Van Voorhis

Cianbro Corporation’s Ricker’s Wharf was featured in the May 2008, Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors magazine when they did a 90° International Monohull Open Class Association stability test on the Great American III. The test was done to recertify the Open 60 for the 2008-2009 Vendee-Globe single-handed around the world speed race. The boat’s sailor, Rich Wilson, has raced single- and double-handed across the Atlantic and in the Pacific and had a spectacular win in the 1980 Newport-Bermuda race followed by a class win in the 1988 Carlsberg Transit Race. Maine Yacht Centers General Manager Brian Harris contacted Cianbro and arrangements were made for a crew and a crane to assist in this test. The yacht arrived at Ricker’s after requiring the first ever bridge opening of the Casco Bay Bridge for a sailboat! Cianbro’s 4000 Manitowoc was the crane of choice for crane operator Dan Perkins. The yacht was secured beside the pier and held in place while divers hooked a grommet sling around the bottom of the 20,000 pound keel. Riggers Dave Bond and Bob McCubrey assisted the boat’s crew rigging the pick and communicating with Danny on the radio. A steady lift was applied to the keel until the boat was 90° with the mast laying flat across the water. The tug, Vinal G, carried photographers to document the event and held the boat in place while a set of scales was hung on the mast to officially read out a righting moment. When completed, the keel was let back down and all rigging was unhooked. The Great American III sailed away under the bridge again to complete outfitting and preparations for the race. The winter of 2007-2008 brought time trails, which Rich Wilson passed with flying colors, securing Great American III a spot in the 2008-2009 Vendee-Globe. CIANB RO




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By Kris Chipman

Over the past year, Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC) has been implementing several new ideas to improve on safety at our facilities. Team member participation has been a focus and one new way we are accomplishing this is by asking team members with extensive knowledge of a particular process—such as a hand tool or a piece of equipment—discuss one of those topics at each of our safety meetings. Team members discuss how to properly use the equipment or process as well as the safety concerns of each topic. It’s a win-win situation. The team members who are talking about their area of knowledge are taking a fresh look at the subjects. What better way to learn, than to teach? The rest of the team responds very well to these presenters as it means a lot when an experienced co-worker is the one doing the teaching. This is only one of the ways we are encouraging all team members to get involved in safety. We still do weekly Cianbro Accident Prevention Process observations, hold Safety Health Awareness Raises Excellence committee meetings, have hazard analysis sheets completed each morning by the team, and more. Way to go team!

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By Jurgen Bell

2008 has been very busy at Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation in Pittsfield, Maine. Starting out this year we had a renewed focus to develop ways to improve on safety, quality, and productivity. To date, we have been very successful in all these areas; safety and quality are excellent with greater involvement from all team members. Productivity has also taken a big step up in 2008. One reason for our improved production is the entire team is thinking about the lean manufacturing principles and looking for value-added ideas. As you may remember, the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership taught us how to implement practices that correct the eight wastes inherent in manufacturing: Overproduction, Inventory Wait Time, Motion, Transportation, Defects, Inefficient Process, and Production Bottlenecks. Lean manufacturing defines the key elements for success as Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Planning out the work before it begins, looking ahead to the steps involved, then streamlining the production flow is paying off! Recently, we had an order for 1,000 push brackets that were to be fabricated and painted. This job had a total budget of 550 hours to fabricate and 240 hours to coat. By looking at the steps needed to complete these brackets ahead of time and streamlining the process we were able to complete the task well under our estimated time in both shops. 1 0




Splice plates hung from monorails increase production, minimize material handling, and eliminate the need for touch up

As the brackets were completed they were loaded directly onto a screen wagon and once there was a large quantity completed, the wagon was pulled out and went directly to blast; eliminating handling. Material handling is a huge expense and many times is non-value added. We constantly work to identify ways to move people instead of work, eliminate steps through loading/handling processes, and utilize engineering and design concepts for jigs and monorails. This, along with improved communication between all team members involved in the work process, is making a difference. It just goes to show that as long as we work as a team we can accomplish anything!

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By Terra Battle

Bear Swamp Power Company Electrical Outage Florida, Massachussetts

In March, 2008, Electrical General Foreman Gary Hayes and a crew of 12 electricians performed a new station controls upgrade project to Unit 1. This project entailed completely rewiring control room panels, pulling cable throughout the plant, and installation of several new instrument points. In November 2008, the balance of the controls project will be installed on Unit 2. The crew did a great job, maintained a clean safety record, and the customer was pleased. Forming pump footers in the tank farm

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By Mike Gales

n the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, we currently have one project in full swing and one just underway. Magellan Midstream is expanding their tank farm facility in the port and both projects are related to that goal. Our first project includes the installation of approximately 300 cast-in-place concrete foundations and containment slabs in the tank farm for a total of 1,200 cy of concrete. New pipe will be installed on the footers and our scope includes excavation of 2,200 cy for the footers, placing concrete, setting 900 lf of embedded plates, and setting 1,200 embedded anchor bolts. Project Manager Gary Gorman, Superintendent David Smith, Assistant Superintendent Frank Holliday, and General Foreman Gary Reed are leading this project. Our second project involves driving 99 pipe piles furnished by the owner, furnishing and installing 16 hpiles, and installing a 20 foot by 1,000 foot trestle with a 6.5 foot wide catwalk made by Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation. Additionally, we will be installing one cast-in-place concrete dolphin with two new fenders, one steel dolphin with a reused fender and performing modifications of an existing steel dolphin, and construction of a ramp connecting land to the trestle out of cast-in-place concrete. Project Manager Gary Gorman and Superintendent Wade Simons will be leading this portion of the work. And last but not least, the capable administrative person behind the scenes keeping everything running smoothly for both projects will be Dawn Erb.

Bear Swamp Power Company Mechanical Florida, Massachussetts

Working for Bear Swamp Power Company, a crew of millwrights performed the 2008 annual inspection on Unit 1. During this inspection, the thrust bearing was found to be worn and was replaced. Other activities included guide bearing inspection, spider bolt inspection, and installation of several isolation valves throughout the plant. Work was completed on time, with no injuries and another inspection is scheduled in November 2008, for Unit 2. First Light Power at Northfield Mountain Northfield, Massachussetts

Foreman Bill Potter and his team of pipefitters and pipewelders initiated the fabrication of seal water piping in February 2008. This piping is first fabricated at the project then shipped to the Cianbro Fabrication Facility in Pittsfield, Maine, for internal epoxy coating. When the coating is complete the pipe is returned to the project where the team installs it in the facility during shutdown periods. The crew also successfully installed previously fabricated air cooling piping on Unit 4 during the month of May. This project continues to operate safely and productively. The team looks forward to more piping to fabricate, coordinating with the Cianbro Fabrication Facility to have it coated, and installing throughout the year. First Light Power at Mount Tom Holyoke, Massachussetts

Pipefitter Foreman Glen Pearce and crew recently installed replacement coal piping at the Mount Tom Power Plant. Work included replacing several 18-inch diameter 90° elbows and several 12-inch diameter elbows at the burner floor. Work was completed injuryfree and on time with the next shutdown scheduled for the fall of 2009.

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Information Technology (IT) News

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By Dale Thomas

e have added several team members since the beginning of the year. Frank Rapp joined the Networking team as a Personal Computer Technician. Bill Mason joined the Applications team as the Applications Support Manager. Shelly Phillips-Mills has joined the Database Administration team as the Business Intelligence Reporting Specialist. Justin Gemmell joined the Networking team to support the Mid- Atlantic region as the Systems Administrator. We have also added additional IT support for the Destiny project in Syracuse, New York. David Fay will champion all the new technology that is being analyzed and deployed on the job site as the IT Project Lead. Aaron Gibbs has joined the IT Support Services team as an IT Applications Support Analyst. Please take the opportunity to welcome them to the Cianbro team!

The IT team has several large projects we are working on this year. The Networking and Operations team, led by Joe Kennedy, has been implementing a new data center at Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Maine. Ryan Deppe and Lew Gatcomb have spent many hours prepping the site for a state-of-the-art network. Brian LeComte has also been building the servers to support the new infrastructure. We also implemented a secure wireless meshed network that will support team members with computers on the pad. This new technology has allowed us to provide, at no additional cost, a secure guest network system for the corporate office, all regional offices, the equipment administration office, and the fabrication and coating offices.

Oracle Business Intelligence tool that will replace Access reporting. This new tool requires some data design and setup but once completed it will make our data much easier to access. The first project the team has selected to implement is the cost-to-complete report. We have been working with Jerilyn Underhill in accounting and Dan Duperry from Northern New England to develop the reporting and data collection process. Tom and his team have also completed the single sign-on project between the network and CMiC. This enhancement allows a team member to log on once to the system and access CMiC without having to enter an additional user ID and password. The Applications team, led by Bill Mason, is concentrated on the redevelopment of several systems to the portal. Tim Flewelling is the project manager responsible for the web site update. Tim is working very closely with Mike Brooks from Media Services. We are updating the system using a new framework called Dot Net Nuke. The site will have a new

Inspection Management System has also been recently implemented. This system will be used to track QA/QC at the job site. Gary Smith and Kelly Shank are working with accounting team member Nancy Sidelinger to develop a replacement for Personal Computer (PC) Payroll. PC Payroll is a data collection system that prepares data for the payroll process. The new system will be enhanced to support hand held devices to collect time and perhaps even signatures. The IT Support Services team, led by Lesli Swieczkowski, continues to support all team members with software and hardware issues and security access. Between May 2007, and May 2008, the IT Support Services team fielded 5,809 requests for support. Of those, this team closed 4,666 of the issues and assigned the remaining issues to team members within the IT Department. IT Support Services is also responsible for training in ConstructWare and CMiC ■

Christine Nadeau is working with the estimating and procurement team to

Jeff Crowell has been busy in IT purchasing. So far we have purchased over 80 new computers in the first quarter of the year. We are becoming a truly mobile work force! We currently have in excess of 800 machines and team members that log on to the Cianbro computer system. The regional support team consisting of Rob Kitchin (Northern New England), Caleb Wheeler (Southern New England) and Justin Gemmell (Mid-Atlantic) continue to provide unwavering service directly to the job sites. ■

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES HOURS: 7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM • Monday thru Friday, covered by IT Support Services team 5:00 PM TO 7:00 AM • emergency after hours and weekends, calls will be sent to the answering service

look and feel but will still provide our customers with exceptional content about Cianbro and the services we provide. The Job Cost Reporting system will soon be available on Justin Goodale has just completed the automation project for the Team Member Profile process. This change will streamline the data entry required. Greg Wiers is currently working with equipment team members Chris Jarvais and Chris Cianchette to implement ToolWatch, which is a new system to manage small tool inventories. Mark Malatesta and Cindy Clark have been implementing several new technologies at the Eastern Manufacturing Facility site. The ConstructSim system is a 3-Dimensional design tool that allows for the creation of detailed work packages. Mark has also been instrumental in the deployment of the iTrack inventory system that tracks our customer’s inventory using a bar code system. ■


move the bid process over to the HCSS estimating system. Vera Bryant continues to support the data transfers and data security needs for our joint venture projects.

You can request help from the IT Support Services team by calling 207-679-2411 or by emailing The IT team looks forward in 2008 to collaborate with the business units to simplify business processes. Our goal is to provide solutions that will be reliable, scalable, affordable, and secure.

Looking to the Future: Welder Trainees Learn from Cianbro Elite By Colleen O’Hare

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t’s typical for General Foreman Jim Rusconi to start his day at 6:30 am in the Southern New England weld shop. On this week though, he will be leaving the comforts of the welding machines and torches to light a new fire. On his agenda is classroom teaching to Southern New England Region’s newest welder trainees on pipefitting techniques. This is one of the many scheduled sessions to be held this year giving our welder trainees the classroom and practical education they need in order to pre-

General Foreman Jim Rusconi teaching Rob Diaz how to read prints in a training session

Team members (left to right) Dylan Megargee, Rob Diaz, Nate Landon and Dave DesJardins Jr. in the weld shop

pare for working in the field. They are learning from among the best Cianbro has to offer. Jim Rusconi has been welding for thirty-six years, twentytwo years of those years at Cianbro. Many of the trainees have already spent time in the field watching and learning from their fellow team members. Working alongside seasoned welders at a project in Waterford, Connecticut, this past March, the trainees were able to not only see welding in real life but have the ability to ask more realistic questions. Jim explains that the trainees will now “learn about what they’ve seen done in the field.” On May 6, 2008, Jim and his trainees started work on level two pipefitting training. Earlier this year, the class completed the level one training, which consisted of many introductory

concepts relating to math, safety, rigging, and tools of the trade. The newest training delved more into the pipefitting world. Blueprints, drawings, and installation of valves along with a day of practical work were performed in this session. The practical portion of the training is where the trainees put their knowledge to the test and the one that most were excited about. “I know what my personal goals are now,” stated welder trainee Dylan Megargee. Jim will help guide the learning process until the trainees complete their training by year’s end. Jim asserts, “We demand a level of skill before they leave the weld test shop.” With Jim Rusconi’s expertise and experience leading the way, the future is looking bright for Cianbro and its welder trainees.

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By Ryan Graves

In April 2008, Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation was awarded a contract to abrasive blast and single coat prime over 50,000 feet of random size and length pipe for the Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Maine. The team at the coating facility has been working closely with the on site project team to optimize production and quality to meet their needs. At peak production we will be completing two tractor trailer loads of pipe each day to be shipped to the project site. We are very excited at the opportunity to work with the crews at the Eastern Manufacturing Facility and to participate in Motiva Enterprises project. We look forward to future opportunities to support their efforts.

Motiva Enterprises pipe, set on a jig being loaded onto the Wheelabrator roll system for abrasive blast at the Pittsfield, Maine facility

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“Pedal Pushers”

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By Rick Leonard

uring the weekend of June 13 - 15, 2008, 13 Cianbro team members and eight of their friends and family participated in the 24th annual American Lung Association of Maine bicycle trek across Maine. Team members who participated in the event include Luc

Allain, Lauren Benttinen, Stephanie Cote, Doug Dow, Justin Ladd, Brian LeComte, Rick Leonard, Bruce Metrick, Christine Nadeau, Ashley Perry, Brian Rancourt, Cory Verrill, and Orlin Watson. Their friends and family who joined them were Deb Ladd, Megan Ladd, Michael LeComte, Connor Leonard, Gary Rancourt, Pete Rancourt, Becky Thompson, and Jennifer Williams.

This three-day event raised over $1.4 million that supports educational programs on the dangerous health impacts of tobacco use, actively monitors and improves air quality in public buildings and schools, and assists people with asthma through education and medical research. The mission of the American Lung Association of Maine is to lead in lung health promotion and lung disease prevention. Since 1911, the American Lung Association of Maine has led the fight against lung disease and impacts every Maine community with nearly 90% of funds staying in the state. The remainder is used to support national education, research, and public policy programs. The American Lung Association of Maine is supported by private Events like the donations and volunTrek Across Maine teers–people just like you! are important to The Trek Across Cianbro as a way to Maine itself is an give back to the extraordinary event. communities we From its humble beginlive and work in, ning in 1985, the Trek Across Maine is now while promoting nationally recognized as good health, a premier cycling event physical activity, with over 1,800 cyclists and team building. from all over the United States riding their bicycles 180 miles from the beautiful western mountains to the rock bound coast of Maine. Averaging 60 miles per day, cyclists are supported by over 400 volunteers, dozens of public safety representatives, and several of Maine’s bike shop mechanics who carry gear, direct traffic, fix bikes, provide food and water, and supply an endless amount of support as bikers make their way across the state. Cianbro Corporation is a long time supporter of the Trek. For many years the company has pledged money in support of individual team members riding in the Trek. Last year, Cianbro joined forces with U.S. Cellular to co-sponsor a team of ten cyclists. In 2008, Cianbro increased its participation in the Trek through sole

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Seated from left to right (front row) Stephanie Cote, Rick Leonard, Christine Nadeau, and Megan Ladd; (second row) Brian Rancourt, Luc Allain, Jennifer Williams, Justin Ladd, and Orlin Watson; (third row) Bruce Metrick, Cory Verrill, Brian LeComte, Mike LeComte, Lauren Benttinen, and Doug Dow; (fourth row Cianbro Team volunteers) Deb Ladd, Becky Thompson and Ashley Perry; Not present for the photo: Connor Leonard, Gary Rancourt, and Peter Rancourt; Unable to ride due to injury and/or schedule conflicts: Steve Foster, Teplyn Fournier, Wayne May, and Rozalyn Peterson

sponsorship of the 18-person team, providing a team matching donation, and presenting a promotional display in Team Tent City on the second day of the event. Events like the Trek Across Maine are important to Cianbro as a way to give back to the communities we live and work in, while promoting good health, physical activity, and team building. The 2008 Cianbro Trek Team should be congratulated for their accomplishments. Together, they not only completed the challenge for riding 180 miles in three days, but also raised approximately $16,500 in pledge money, participated in hundreds of miles of training rides, received education and training on road cycling, and promoted health and wellness with Cianbro can-do spirit and style. The team appreciates the support received from senior managers Alan Burton, Geoff Thomas, and Aldo Servello. A special thank you to Peter Foster, his family, and the team at Eastern Manufacturing for their active promotion of the Trek and their support of the Cianbro Trekkers If you would like to participate in the 2009 Trek Across Maine by riding in the event or becoming a volunteer, please contact Rick Leonard at 207-679-2250. For more information about the American Lung Association of Maine and the Trek, visit It’s never too early to register for the event and space is limited. Come join in the fun. Let’s make the 25th Anniversary Cianbro Trek Team the biggest and best yet!

Pennington Avenue Bridge By Jamie Willett

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Pennington East leaves fully open

he Pennington Avenue Bridge project is located in Curtis Bay, Maryland, just down the road from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. The project consists of removing and replacing most of the drive machinery and all of the electrical equipment, including new 60 HP motors and drives. We also have to remove the existing submarine cables across the shipping channel and replace them with seven new cables. The bridge was originally built in 1972 and consists of four independent leaves. During construction we will be diverting traffic onto one span and shutting down the other in order to rehab the existing open gearing and replace the drive machinery. We are currently on the tail end of the submittal process and are looking forward to starting the work. We expect to shut down the first two

leaves on the North side this summer. The project team consists of Tesfa Berhane, project manager; Rick Dilsner, superintendent; Jamie Willett, project engineer; “Cianbro Chih” Chen, electrical field engineer; and Dawn Erb, field administrator. The project will run until mid-October 2009.

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Underside of the bridge nearly closed

Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation Setting the Bar High ■

By Kris Chipman

The Pittsfield Fabrication Facility, headed by Jurgen Bell, Craig Chambers, Kris Chipman, Rick Fish, and Dave Leavitt, has applied for a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This is a special program administered by Maine Department of Labor, Safetyworks! and OSHA to recognize achievements in workplace safety and health by employers. As part of this process, the Pittsfield, Maine, fabri-

SHARP Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program Consultation: An OSHA Cooperative Program

cation shop completed a comprehensive safety and health survey of the work environment by two Safetyworks! consultants. As part of this survey the consultants also did a review of our safety and health management systems. This review focused on management leadership, employee participation, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and training in safety and health available to employees. Lastly, the consultants reviewed our recordable incident rate (RIR) and lost time injury/illness rates for the last several years. We are proud to report that the fabrication shop has passed all of these reviews with flying colors! Our safety and health systems were evaluated very favorably and the RIR was well below the national average for this industry. We have been accepted as a SHARP applicant and at the end of a probationary year; we will have a second comprehensive safety and health survey to verify all SHARP

requirements have been meet. Once we have completed the requirements of SHARP, the fabrication shop will receive formal recognition from OSHA and the Maine Department of Labor as well as being removed from OSHA’s programmed inspection list. There are currently only nine companies in the state of Maine that hold the SHARP recognition and the Cianbro Fabrication facility will be the first metal fabrication shop to be recognized. Although we still have to go through the waiting period there can be no doubt that with our current safety systems and our determination to continuously improve in safety and health that we will be successful in acquiring this recognition. The entire team strives every day to work safely, look out for their teammates, and identify hazards and offer suggestions to eliminate them. We are very proud of our safety efforts which have made this accomplishment possible. CIANB RO



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TEAM CIANBRO: 2008 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk

Enjoying the chili luncheon are (left to right) Larry Scott, Roy Bolton, Doug Sidelinger, and Eric Saucier


n Saturday April 12, 2008, the Cianbro walk MS team participated in a three to five mile walk to raise money for the Maine chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation. Team leader, Beverly Rollins, has a personal connection to the disease as her daughter was diagnosed with MS 17 years ago. It is this personal connection that gives Bev the drive and passion to organize and lead the Cianbro team for this event each year, which she does in conjunction with the support of the corporate Team member Bev Rollins S.H.A.R.E committee. and her husband Gary

Left to right, back row: Alan Burton, Charlene Dodge, Kristen Theriault, Laura Henry and Jason Henry, front row: Megan Dodge and Ryan Henry

As a fundraiser for the walk, the corporate S.H.A.R.E committee sponsored a chili lunch in early April at the corporate office, the operation services building, and the equipment shop. Participants enjoyed a variety of delicious chili prepared by Vera Bryant, Barbie Fortin-Poirier,

Nancie McLeod, Lisa Perry, Beverly Rollins, Doug Sidelinger, and Tom Weaver. Team members Erica Caldwell, Megan Dodge, Michelle Godsoe, Alan Goepner, Laura Henry, and Kristen Theriault also contributed with donations of time

and/or additional items for the lunch. Many team members look forward to this fund raiser each year and they showed great support by purchasing the chili lunches. The 2008 Cianbro walk MS team included Alan Burton, Billie Nelson-Clark, Charlene Dodge, Megan Dodge, Michelle Godsoe, Laura Henry, Jason Henry, Ryan Henry, Beverly Rollins, Gary Rollins, and Kristen Theriault. The team was proud to con-

tribute a total of $2,870.00 to the Maine chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and to have demonstrated Cianbro’s commitment to wellness by participating in the walk.

Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation Improving Quality and Cost Efficiency â–

By Kris Chipman

Our efforts to improve quality at the Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation are making great strides. The QA/QC department, led by Chet Guilford has expanded to include Craig Alexander, Gary McPherson, and Mike Raven. We have implemented a weekly quality meeting that involves foremen, superintendents, and the QA/QC team. This meeting is used to identify quality issues, investigate and determine the root causes for these issues, and implement action items to eliminate those causes. In addition, the QA/QC team is continuing to receive refresher training and additional training on different testing techniques such as Mag Particle, Dye Penetrant and Ultrasonic testing. We are also conducting supervisory training for all foremen that includes a section dedicated to quality. This training has helped to raise awareness on how quality affects all aspects of our business. These continuing efforts on our quality improvement goals will make us more productive and cost efficient as we strive for excellence. 1 6




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By LeAnne Rogers

On May 17, 2006, Cianbro Corporation was awarded a contract to rehabilitate the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge traversing Eggamoggin Reach, a tidal area between the coastal Maine towns of Deer Isle and Sedgwick. The project mobilized in early spring 2007 and the team recently finished up work this July. The work included the removal of the existing precast concrete deck and replacing it with concrete filled grid panels. The team performed minor concrete repairs on nearly all of the pier and abutment foundations and there were several areas of structural steel repairs. New guard rails were installed on each approach and a unique paving material was used to finish off the bridge deck. The team installed a new membrane and microsurfacing. Traffic control was the major challenge as the bridge deck width is only a narrow 20 feet from curb to curb. The replacement of the deck panels required work zones protected by a temporary steel bridge rail that narrowed the travel zones during deck replacement to a mere nine feet! Due to the tight work zones and the weight of the individual panels—17,000 pounds each—conventional cranes or excavators were not big enough to handle the load. Joe Foley and his team members from the production team designed and fabricated a movable “panel buggy” that trav-

(Photo courtesy of Maine DOT) Panel buggy setting a new bridge panel eled the entire length of the work zone to remove the existing panels and to install the new. The schedule required around the clock shifts throughout the actual deck replacement. Key project management team members included Jason Evasius, Arthur Herbest, Eric Lane, Bill Pulk, Chad Rogers, LeAnne Rogers, Keith Ryder, Ken Spalding, Sean Varney, Red Webster, and Sparky Wheaton.

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21st Annual Safety Specialist Professional Development Training 2008

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n March 17, 2008, the first week of the 21st Annual Safety Specialist Professional Development Training kicked off its sessions with Alan Burton welcoming the group. Pete Vigue and Andi Vigue addressed

Motivational wellness speaker, Matthew McNutt, of season three Biggest Loser reality show with Barbara Gudroe of Corporate Safety

the group and gave great direction. Aldo Servello gave a briefing on the financial outlook. Pat Hinckley presented an interactive session on communication and how it influences our work, builds relationships, and is a cornerstone of leadership. Two separate weekly sessions were held in order for projects to cover safety. There were two outside special speakers; the first was Sergeant Joe Poirier with the Maine State Police who has over 28 years of experience in law enforcement. Sergeant Poirier demonstrated some hands on selfdefense strategies for the workplace violence session. The second speaker was Matthew McNutt, a motivational wellness speaker who was a season three contestant of the NBC’s Biggest Loser reality show. Mr. McNutt spoke on how he lost 176 pounds over the course of eight months.

Sergeant Poirier demonstrates a defensive maneuver on Scott Knowlen as (from left) Earl Tracy, Aric Dreher, Pat Sughrue, and Patti Dickinson look on

Many thanks to those who made this training a success this year including the projects allowing the participants to attend, the attendees, the presenters, and the many behindthe-scene coordinators.




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DESTINY USA, continued from page 1 existing retail mall Carousel Center. The construction includes driving over 250,000 lf of H-pile, pouring 48,000 cy of concrete in substructure foundations and elevated slabs, and erecting 7,800 tons of structural steel, joists, and decking. Extensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC will be installed to support the structure. A major relocation of existing utilities has been completed. The project rests on the site of a disbanded oil tank farm with challenging soil and environmental conditions. This area has been reclaimed and the fields adjacent to the mall were used to develop auxiliary parking for 3,000 vehicles in order to accommodate displaced parking spaces in the construction area. All contaminated soils are contained and treated on site. The project is applying for the highest levels of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and aggressively recycles as much construction debris as possible, currently at a rate of 95%. The project is also actively researching innovative technologies to benefit safety, productivity, and the overall quality of the project.

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Workforce Development The workforce development at Destiny USA is unique and inspirational. The “unified workforce model” functions as a building block created to connect people and product within the very community it is being built in. This flexible program promotes the honing of a well rounded individual who embraces all aspects of the project. The program’s participants are referred to as the “innovators.” Most were either underemployed or unemployed before they started this exciting endeavor. The process in its entirety assists the innovators in establishing ownership in their facility. The workforce model truly comes full circle with the enhancement of the economy and community. The workforce model employs individuals that live in Syracuse and the surrounding community. The program focuses upon the development of diversity and resourcefulness. They take on all roles available, not just one. From purchasing agents, human resource professionals, Office Administrators, Safety Specialists, Equipment operators, construction Foreman, Videographer, Carpenters, to


Technology Advisors they leave no road unpaved. Bottom line is that they will build the project, develop ownership and then manage and operate the new facility. The Destiny USA Innovators strive to bring added value to everything they do on a daily basis. One day they could be asked to shovel dirt and the next to present a speech about Destiny USA at a local school. The base of this program is supported by ten core attributes: committed to excellence, competitive spirit, fun spirited, innovation, team oriented, service oriented, adaptable, patriotic, principled and self-developer. Being a Cianbro team member is actually not all that different from an innovator. Working together with the innovators enhances our alma mater of “No one in this room is smarter than all of us.” Merging with the innovators improves all aspects of the workforce and strengthens the team. As a Cianbro team member our values mirror their core attributes. A Destiny USA innovator is also about the emersion in “being green.” Innovators are taking part in helping the world become a sustainable place to live.

Green Initiatives Cianbro continues to embrace Destiny USA’s green practices and expand its knowledge in this field. The project has successfully operated all diesel equipment on biodiesel for over a year now. To date nearly 200,000 gallons has been utilized. Success has also been experienced with our paperless initiative. The application for the USGBC (US Green Building Council) LEED Platinum Certification is a goal within reach. Also implemented has been a program using Global Positioning System (GPS) in equipment. This shows the operator where they are on site, where they need to be and actually runs the hydraulics on the equipment. This has led to an increase in production of up to 40%. The green initiative also includes an idle reduction policy, beneficial use of coal fly ash in concrete, green power, 95% recycling of construction waste, tobacco-free workplace, brownfield cleanup, green parking for those who operate qualifying vehicles, and fleet connect fuel management. This project has already won awards relating to the environmental efforts. The Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Quality Award is credited to the individuals and organizations who contribute significantly to improving the environment. Also, the Greening USA Advocacy Award is given to a company that demonstrates leadership in promoting and facilitating green construction practices. The newest green technology that is to be implemented at the project is the installation and use of the largest roof-mounted solar array in the country. Using renewable helps to reduce the amount of emissions and as a result the rate of global warming and climate change. Alternative energy sources are under research to accomplish the goal of this project and facility to operate fossil fuel free and independent of foreign oil. Advanced technology acts as a catalyst for the green efforts at the project. Advanced Technology Presently Cianbro is rolling out and actively uses six elements of advanced technology. This includes

GPS for surveying and precise earth moving equipment, several tablet computers, electronic forms, echo sign, and Building Information Modeling. The progression of the paperless initiative has also lead to the integration of cutting edge technologies. Together with Motion Computing, we are using their brand new, heavily industrialized construction tablet computer, which is a handheld touch screen computer initially used in a clinical setting. This tablet allows team members to be on site with access to the information they need. Select Demo General Foreman Todd Fulmer has been using a tablet out in the field for six months. “The transition was a little slow in the beginning but now it is easy,” said Fulmer. The next step was the integration of electronic forms into our daily activities. This has streamlined direct communi-

access their daily forms for safety purposes.” Echo sign has provided the ability to sign documents on any webenabled device. With Echo sign there is no need to print out timecards, expense reports, and contractual documents! Project Specialist Travis Watson said, “The most significant gain is the ability to communicate without having to send emails back and forth with the team members out in the field, we will be able to sign and fill out all the forms and not have to perform the traditional actions such as saving the work– it will automatically be done.” He also commented that the learning curve is better with individuals without computer experience, “They tend to learn to use the tablet computers faster because they are doing what they always have: writing.” Our utilization of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) has led

Team members Pat Violette and Chris Kelly grind and weld reinforcing steel and stiffeners at roof level

cation, reducing cost and added the advantage of real time information. Safety Professional Kris Ballard said, “The tablets are nice because we have all the safety forms we need with us and we don’t have to go to a filing cabinet and find them.” Ballard added, “We can view the forms in real time and are also synching with our subcontractors to have the ability to

to a partnership to develop a fourth modeling dimension, which is schedule. The team is now able to focus on the development of the fifth modeling dimension which will incorporate a real time financial estimate. Future technology initiatives continue to evolve at the project. One curPlease see DESTINY USA , page 20




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rently being researched is a multipurpose technology in the tracking of tools, equipment, materials, and even personnel called Rubee. Opposed to other systems using radio waves, this system relies on magnetic waves and operates much better around steel and water. The team is focusing on the incorporation of this technology to support brassing and material tracking. Also being researched are software programs such as Construct Site Information Modeling (SIM) which is similar to BIM 4D, a technology called Theometrics, and an interactive shopping interface. Also under implementation is a kiosk that will provide the familiar experience of reading and working with drawings to the field in a sophisticated electronic format. These kiosks will fuse bundled drawings, touch screen, and wireless technologies. They will be strategically situated in the field in several locations providing all team members with a

Team member Jamie Fox moving welding leads after installation of skylight steel

gateway to this advancing technology. Research and development at the project is intensively focusing on the seamless transition from the actual physical experience with paper and its familiarity to touching the screen to turn pages. This technology allows the operator to turn pages, move through drawings, and edit if needed. Another advantage is the ability to 2 0



View of newly installed skylight from inside the Carousel Center Expansion Phase 1

make real time field adjustments. This fully automated construction environment will significantly improve productivity and pave the way for future innovations. The project is a true representation of a test field for new ideas and incorporation of the newest technologies. We continue to shift from a paper planning process to an electronic process and are en route to a technology-enabled process. This project is developing a research and development lab for the construction industry. By looking at our industry through a “green filter� we are pioneering ways to reduce our impact on the environment. While working with the Destiny USA innovators, we have made significant progress in understanding how we can improve in the areas of attracting and retaining the best team members for our company. There is no disputing that a technology-enabled construction site is the way of the future. We are constantly challenged by our client and world class technology providers to make this the most technologically advanced construction project possible. All three elements, the workforce model, the green initiative, and technology mesh together like our team at the Destiny USA project.

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Cianbro Values We value people who: exercise judgment and take action; accept accountability for their actions; and learn from experience and continuously improve. We value our word as our bond; meeting commitments and expecting others to meet theirs. We value our faith in others and assume the risk to establish mutual trust and respect. We value relationships with others willing to work towards mutual goals and mutual prosperity. We value accepting responsibility, earning rights, and sharing opportunities. We value our reputation as a measure of our integrity; we aspire to be industry leaders. We value our role as responsible corporate citizens, being a part of society, not just the economy.

Cianbro Teams Bowl for Kids’ Sake


n Saturday, March 29, 2008, Cianbro team members participated in the annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kennebec Valley. Established in September 1982, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kennebec Valley is one of six accredited Big Brothers Big SisBowl For Kids’ Sake participants left to right: Brenda Cote, Susan Weeks, Kristen Cote, Katie Noiles, Ashley Perry, Allen ters agencies in the Clark, Billie Jean Nelson-Clark, and Roland Clark state of Maine. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s largest mentoring program helping over 280,000 children around the world reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. The two Cianbro teams gathered at Ken’s Bowling in Skowhegan, Maine, ready to have fun but eager for the cause. The dedication of the teams paid off as they Bowl For Kids’ Sake participants left collected $885.00 and with a matching contribution from Cianbro Corporation, to right: Joe Kennedy and his son raised a total of $1,770.00. This will help make a difference one child at a time. Jude Kennedy, Frank Rapp, Stephen Malatesta, and Brian LeComte

2009 Open Enrollment: Corporate Human Resources is Coming to a Job Site Near You!


ianbro is committed to controlling healthcare costs, without sacrificing quality, and to offering affordable health insurance to our team members. By building a team of informed healthcare consumers, who value quality and better understand true healthcare costs, team members and Cianbro will benefit. In support of this effort, the Corporate Human Resources team is visiting jobsites and meeting individually with team members who will have the opportunity to ask specific benefit questions, learn how to use to compare costs, review their claims history, and learn about the new medical plan option: the Choice Fund Health Savings Account, which we began offering in 2008. During Open Enrollment, the Human Resources team will offer personalized and individual enrollments at the jobsites as well as the availability of phone enrollment. Open enrollment takes place annually in the fall and is important because it is the only time of the year when team members

can make changes to their benefits outside of a qualifying event, such as marriage or the birth of a child. During this time team members will be able to elect the benefit options that best meet the health and financial needs for them and their family. Cianbro offers its team members a variety of valuable benefits, including life insurance and income protection in the form of short term disability. For this reason, team members should review their options themselves or with their spouse prior to meeting with the Human Resources team to enroll. Information about the benefit plans are provided throughout the year in the monthly Wellness Matters newsletter, on, and during individual and group jobsite meetings. The Choice Fund Health Savings Account that we began offering in 2008 will again be available during open enrollment for 2009. This new plan allows team members more control over their health care costs and provides a great opportunity for retirement healthcare savings. Cianbro

encourages everyone to take a first or even a second look at this new plan. During open enrollment we will also continue to offer some additional products which are individual policies that team members can purchase voluntarily. These include: Interest-Sensitive Whole Life Insurance Premiums do not increase with age and the policy is designed to accumulate cash value at a guaranteed interest rate of 4.5%. You could borrow from the cash value or use it to buy a reduced policy with no more premiums due.

Accident Insurance Provides a lump sum benefit based on the type of injury (or covered incident) you sustain or the type of treatment you need.

Critical Illness Insurance Provides a lump sum benefit based on the type of illness (or covered condition due to injury) you are diagnosed with.

These policies are sold directly by Unum to team members by a Unum representative who will be accompanying each of the HR Team members.




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Brightman Street Bridge Project

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By Terra Battle and Erin Young

ith over one year under our belt, the Cianbro/Middlesex joint venture in Fall River, Massachussetts, continues to thrive. The combination of the two companies has resulted in a strong partnership that continues to focus on safety as our number one priority. Working through the New England winter, our team was able to complete approximately 50% of the exterior walls on the east bascule and get set up to commence work on the west bascule. Moving at a steady pace, the east bascule team is closing in on their fourth and final lift. Sharing a 28 meter placing boom, the east and west bascules utilize Doka forms to pour concrete walls. The east bascule team is being challenged by the control house on their bascule, which entails formwork of numerous intricate pieces. Thanks to our team members’ hard work we are finishing up on assembling one out of the three pours

Placing boom can be seen on the west bascule, as the cranes are busy at work on the east bascule

in this area. The construction of the corbel that supports our tub girders also poses a challenge. To resolve issues in this area we lengthened one of our pours to 100 feet, so that we could place our corbel in one pour. After completion of all their outside wall pours, the east bascule team will move on to forming the interior walls and floor slabs. The west bascule team began work in February 2008, with the first of its 2 2


Formwork on the east bascule (right) can be seen all the way up to the fourth lift and on the west bascule the placing boom can be viewed

mobilization efforts. With the advantage of “going second,” this team had the benefit of utilizing the innovative ideas implemented on the east bascule. This is another example of how our team continues to promote and develop skills that improve safety and productivity. With permission granted to drive two H-piles in the Taunton River, the walkway access bridges to the west bascule were recently erected. These walkways not only provide better access for team members over the water, they also allow us to operate our placing boom. This placing boom greatly reduces concrete setup time and frees up several barge sections for use as material barges. There is no longer a need for us to have a pump truck on a barge to pour concrete. Productivity is high with several pours in lift one complete, along with a few in lift two being prepared for concrete placement. On the Somerset (west) side of the river “Bridge B” construction over Riverside Avenue has been underway for a couple of months and is going well. All pile driving for this bridge is complete, and the approaches have been poured. On the Fall River (east) side of the river, early stages of construction are in progress at all of the


bridges. This includes the installation of the drilled shafts, cofferdams, and H-piles for the abutments. We have also concluded the installation of crane pads at a couple the abutments for our ramps. To support the roadway adjacent to our 20 foot vertical excavation for Ramp NW, we installed a soil nail wall along Route 79. Also, to protect the Taunton River in this area, we have driven steel sheeting at the river’s edge. Daily lane closures have enabled our team to access these areas. Work in the near future includes the construction of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls. Over 5,000 sy of MSE wall panels with more than 50,000 cy of backfill is included in the scope of work. An enormous accomplishment for our team last year was the 2,300 ft segment of road we worked on for relocated Route 6. In this area we were able to clear and excavate, gravel, and grade the roadway. Finishing this work last fall allowed us to pave as soon as the weather permitted this spring. Approximately 4,500 tons of hot mix was recently put down in this area. In addition to this roadwork, the electrical conduit and hand hole installation for the proposed signaliza-

tion and lighting has begun and planning continues to be developed for the Brayton Avenue lane shift. Extensive drainage excavation and installation is underway on both sides of the river. Our future work includes the new intersection at Route 6 and Brayton Avenue, which will be completed in two phases in order for traffic to keep flowing. In addition, our roadwork team is working on topsoil grading, slope work, and hydroseeding. The Cianbro/Middlesex team adopted a partnering philosophy and hired a consulting firm to facilitate our meetings with Mass Highway and the designer, HNTB. “There were many different groups involved in the project, such as subcontractors, vendors, the communities of Somerset and Fall River, so we had to form common goals,” Project Manager Kaven Philbrook asserts. “By hiring a partnership facilitator between all groups, we streamlined the communication process and ensured a safe, high-quality, on-time and on-budget project, as a result.” Another innovative accomplishment at this project is the introduction of a monthly project newsletter. This publication is initially shared with the joint venture team and then posted on our to share with the entire team. This ongoing achievement strengthens the overall team at the project. This project has an expected completion date of 2012. The joint venture team continues to focus on safety and productivity while cultivating the team’s vast knowledge and inventiveness to complete the work in this manner. Great job team!

✔ 162,967 Project Safe Hours

Work taking place on the intersection of Brayton Avenue and relocated Route 6 while walkway construction is also in progress

Shown above, a rolled center ring segment of a 168 foot diameter steel silo roof fabricated at the Baltimore facility

ESSROC at Capitol Cement– New Line Project

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By Mike Fisher

n May 2008, Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation was awarded 3,000 +/- tons of structural steel and duct work by ESSROC Capitol Cement for their facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia. ESSROC is a member of the Italcementi Group, a world leader in cement production with operations located on four continents. Their main product lines are cement, Cianbro Fabrication and aggregates, admixtures, and Coating Corporation has ready mix concrete with an annual capacity of 7.1 million projected 2008 to be a tons in North America. record year in volume, Cianbro Fabrication and with the Capitol Cement Coating Baltimore, Maryland, Project creating backlog Shop Manager, Jeff Rands, and floor staff Bob Compton, Tony well into 2009! Keen, Greg Loss, Malvin Neal, Tony Prato, and Alvin Townes will be fabricating a majority of the steel. Pittsfield Shop Manager, Jurgen Bell, will undoubtedly be lending a hand

in a job of this magnitude. Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation has projected 2008 to be a record year in volume, with the Capitol Cement Project creating backlog well into 2009! As a result, many improvements have been made to the Baltimore, Maryland, shop including additional gas and electrical connections, purchase of a shear stud welding machine, additional tooling attachments for our 500 ton break press, and a new, five ton gantry crane. In support of our 2008 Business Plan, the awarded volume has also provided opportunity to hire 40 additional team members. The project has also created new positive relationships with detailers, steel suppliers, subcontracted fabricators, and painters which are invaluable in our industry. Our team is very excited about the opportunity to be involved in this monumental modernization project for ESSROC. CIANB RO



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Education & Development Corner

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By Pat Hinckley

ne by one team members, from Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, New York, Maine, and throughout the northeast, arrive at the historic Eastland Park hotel in Portland, Maine. It is the night before class. Team members will now become students as they begin an intensive three month journey into the study and practice of leadership. Some of the lessons will be subtle and personal. Some of the lessons will unfold in teams. And, some of the lessons will surface through the skill of our guest educator, George Manning. After checking into the Eastland, students head for an informal gathering in the lobby. This first meeting is a time to build new relationships while getting acquainted with fellow students and faculty. Informally, through this first gathering, students begin practicing their first leadership lesson: the value of building relationships. Each class day begins early for our student leaders. Alan Burton, Vice President of Human Resources, Safety and Health, sets the expectations and standards for the course. He says, “Our mission is to develop leaders who value people. We are committed to educating our leaders for the long term benefit of our company.” Team members are reminded that their good job performance was the reason they were invited to attend the Cianbro Leadership Initiative. At the heart of every leader is a story. And, for some leaders their story carries them through a life changing experience. Pete Vigue, Chairman, President and CEO of the Cianbro Companies, knows this well. Delivering the keynote address, Pete takes the opportunity to greet each student personally before he moves into sharing his story. The mood of the room gradually changes from the high energy of human connections to the quiet wisdom of personal reflection. Pete tells the story of a journey that took him and others through an internal struggle which ultimately lead Cianbro to embrace a new piece of equipment and a new safety policy. Speaking to the value of people, he includes a pearl of wisdom about relationships, “It isn’t what you say, it’s how you make them feel, that’s what they will remember.” Pete acknowledged how these people and moments in time made a difference in his life; teaching him what it takes to be a true leader. Informally, through this personal story, students learn another leadership lesson: the value of ethics; the intent, means, and consequences of moral behavior. 2 4



With a lively pace, quick wit, and a twinkle in his eye, George Manning, Professor of Psychology and Business at Northern Kentucky University, begins his teaching magic. George brings a unique approach and magic for connecting with people through humor, interesting facts, and practical applications. He takes the students on a journey exploring the qualities of leadership. They discover that integrity is the most valued quality. They experience the story of one young man who took a customer service lesson he learned in a class and applied it so the whole business benefited. They look at historic case studies which confirm the power of vision that leads individuals and civilizations to extraordinary accomplishments. Integrating theory and application, George guides students through the complex topics of leadership. Blank posters are on the wall and colored markers are on the tables. It’s time for students to turn their written self portrait story into a picture poster. Throughout the three-day opening session, the self portrait presentations are woven into the agenda. Beginning with Alan Burton, including all students and executive sponsors and ending with Pat Hinckley, one by one, each individual story is told. Through this activity, they learn another leadership lesson: the value of communication. Have you ever wondered how your work behavior style relates to leadership? Are you more inclined to be independent, persuasive, agreeable, or accurate? Alan Burton engages the class in a new lesson. With laughter and smiles, the students start to “get it” and they open their minds to a new way of understanding human behavior. Next is the realization that today’s leaders are more successful when they understand and adapt to each style. Moving into day two, the focus shifts to understanding how the human element unfolds in projects. The day begins with a lesson from George Manning about the importance of attitude: “You must adopt the belief that it is never too late to change your attitude and set your life on a new and positive course.” Studying the graph that outlines the stages of change, students begin to understand the myths and realities in helping people deal with change. This sets the stage for the leadership “stretch” project assignment. Pat Hinckley, Assistant Director of Professional Development, organizes the students into small teams and identifies an executive to coach each team. She says, “This is an opportunity for you to apply


the leadership lessons you are learning in class to your everyday work. What would you change? Select a project where you can learn about the people side of leadership guiding teams to work together towards a common goal.” Each executive coach leads their group of students through discussions about their project ideas to help them decide. Formally, as they plan their projects, students begin to learn another leadership lesson: the value of persistence. With a lesson on high performance teams from George, students explore how teams can contribute to organizations. It prepares students for tonight’s interactive lesson about the history or our organization. Charlie Cianchette, Vice President and General Manager of the Northern New England region, and Lynn Cianchette, Assistant Contracts Manager, describe this lesson: “We are here to learn about organizational leadership. Your assignment is to draw a river of time poster depicting the past, present, and future of our organization.” The teams dive into the assignment gathering their resources. When the posters are placed side by side, connecting each story, it reveals a picture of key moments in our organization’s past and present including creative ideas abut the future. Following the student team presentations and using the posters, Charlie and Lynn weave together the student stories with our company leadership lessons. The stories are personal and include both solemn and humorous moments about our organization. Day three of the opening session begins with the remaining self portrait presentations and moves into one more leadership lesson. Alan Burton invites students to participate in a team decision-making exercise. On the surface, the assignment sounds like an easy one. However, as the teams get started they began to appreciate the complexity of leading groups to achieve a common goal. The team leader for each group moves her/his team though idea generation, discussion, and decision-making for ten topics. Wrapping up the opening session Alan and Pat review expectations and summarize lessons from the opening session before each student has an opportunity to acknowledge their personal leadership experience. The journey continues. Armed with new knowledge, experience, resources, and a “stretch” project, students are ready to apply their leadership lessons back at their project. This is where class learning and job application come together.

After an eight week break students return to class for the closing session. They are ready for two days of student project presentations combined with a few new leadership lessons. George Manning begins the day with lessons on diversity and ethics. George administers an interpersonal style questionnaire to discuss the role of personality in leadership. Through action and instruments, students learn another leadership lesson: the value of difference and diversity. Moving to the topic of ethics, George introduces a video that is a reenactment of a controversial experiment. Through this story, students are surprised by the human behavior and different levels of morality portrayed in the video. It opens their eyes to the complexity of human behavior and ethics. Through this story, students learn another leadership lesson: the value of moral decision making. For two days, each student presents their project. We see different styles of presentation including demonstrations, picture stories, PowerPoint, music, charts, graphs, surveys, and more. Each student tells their project story and leadership lesson. The project pictures are diverse including: new technology, time management, commercial concrete effi-

ciency, new employee onboarding, and transportation worker identification credential card. Question and answer time gives students the opportunity to interact with the audience. At the conclusion of each student presentation, the audience offers a gift of learning to the presenter by delivering written notes about what the presenter did best and what the individual learned from the presentation. Through leading projects, delivering a presentation, and receiving feedback, students learn one more leadership lesson: the value of teamwork. At the heart of every organization is the human spirit. Throughout three interactive days of class, an eight week project, and two days of project presentations, students journeyed through the human side of leadership. They looked inward to understand themselves as a leader. They looked outward to understand the unique qualities of individuals. For the future, they look forward to being one who leads by her/his own good example. To say thank you to our students, certificates of accomplishment are delivered. And, a special leadership jacket is presented to remind each student about their commitment to lead by example.

One important dimension of this course is our guest educator, George Manning. We extend gratitude and great appreciation for the experience, dedication, knowledge, and spirit that he brings to our team member students. It is a partnership that benefits students personally and professionally as well as the future of our organization. We offer a special thank you to Kristin McCormick, Administration Specialist I, for her extraordinary support. With a positive attitude, attention to keeping details of all students in order, and master of finding solutions, she helps keep this course moving forward. From Alan, Pat, the senior management team, and Cianbro Institute thank you to our students for their commitment to learning and personal growth. We look forward to experiencing our ongoing leadership journey and seeing future leaders in class!

Recommended Reading The 8th Habit by Stephen Covey The Art of Leadership by George Manning and Kent Curtis The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge

Cianbro Leadership Initiative Students 2008 Penny-Lynn Abbott Tina Adams Randy Albert Mohammad Alsalen Nick Arena Mike Aretz Marcia Backman Bill Bonneau Barry Brooks Bruce Brown Chih Chen Kristen Chipman Joanne Choate John Ciolfi Scott Clements Melissa Corbett Brenda Cote Stephanie Cote Gary Crane Mike Crider Jonathan Dicentes Patti Dickinson Kellie Duplisea John Eckenroth Bob Englehart Michael Fischer Jim L. Fitzgerald David Fitzherbert Tim Flewelling Pete Foster

Stephen Foster Bob Franck Ben Hall Arthur Hebest Bobbi Helton Chin Hwang Brian Johanns Andy Kelley Scott Knowlen Anne Kutscher Justin Ladd Brian Larsen Steven Lavallee Brian Lecomte Tom Leonard Bill Lovely Rod MacKay Jr Josh Matz Robert McBride Chris McGary Bruce Metrick Jim Moody Rebecca Moore Devon Nadeau Bill Noddin Charlie Nutter Joseph Orlando Leland Page James Peakes Andrew Peer Joe Poulin

John Quinn Jeff Rands William Reid Scot Rheaume Bill Richardson Thomas Richter Marty Roach Mitch Rubin Jeremy Saulis Susan Scheyd Marie Scott John Sieber Patrick Simerson Don Smith Gary W Smith Thomas Smith Steve Strout Lesli Swieczkowski Gene Taylor Dale Thomas Stan Tyszko Cory Verrill Ben Wagg Tim Walton Amy Webber Kat Wilder Eileen Wright

2007 Chad Allen Lee Aylward

Michael Berry O’Neil Boivin Dana Bragdon Matt Braydeen Mike Brooks Eric Brown Bonnie Brown Michele Burnette Dan Butler Marc Caldwell Jeffrey Carver Aaron Cianchette Earl Cianchette Shawn Clark Tara Coffin Allyson Coombs Carl Cross Linc Dennison Jr. Phil Dube Sharon Ebbs Jim Foley Bill Follett Barbie Fortin-Poirier Paul Franceschi Joshua Gale John Gamage Seth Goucher Adam Guiggey Mark Hansen Terry Hayes Chris Jarvais CIANB RO


Lance Keen Joe Kennedy Buddy Kershner III Allen Knowles Douglas LaCroix Timothy Leclerc Jamie Marquis Mark McLean Tom Meunier Billie Nelson-Clark Ronald Nickerson John Orzel Matt Paulone Bill Pulk Jr. Butch Rackliff Jr. Nick Rossi Eric Saucier Ernie Selberg Jr. Paul Smith Shawn St. Jean Dave Stenzel Pat Sughrue Gary Taylor Ronald Taylor Earl Tracy Bill Van Voorhis Leroy Vanadestine Brian Walsh Scott Warren Deb Wilson


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Behind-the-Scenes: Estimating


By Terra Battle, Tara Coffin, and LeAnne Rogers

“The team of individuals that I work with every day are some of the most talented folks in the industry. We have hundreds of years of experience in bidding and constructing the most challenging of projects. We have electrical, mechanical, and civil estimators that are considered experts in their field. Together, we confidently tackle some fairly complex work.”

he Cianbro Companies’ volume of work reaches into the millions of dollars and, because we work in so many different facets of construction, our team of estimators is among the most diverse in the industry. This tenacious and dedicated group of people are responsible for putting a client’s construction needs and desires into real terms to define how a project will come together using our team’s construction resources including people, equipment, and innovative processes. Obviously, public work is the most formal way our estimating team secures work for our companies including bridge work, municipal, hydro and public utilities but that’s not the only work our team bids and estimates. Partnering with private clients and our internal marketing teams, the estimators are able to help design what the project will entail and how it will be built. We offer a full range of services to all of our clients from the conceptual stage to the completion of the project. And other groups get involved, too. Hardly a bid goes out that doesn’t involve corporate and regional input from the equipment group, human resources, the production team, schedulers, and financial managers. Working “behind-the-scenes,” these unsung heroes are responsible for developing projects using a full range of resources. The Cianbro Companies employ dedicated estimators that perform their jobs in the corporate and regional offices of Cianbro Corporation, as well as those working with the Fabrication and Coating team and, specialists involved with Cianbro Development projects. On any given day, the management teams assigned to ongoing projects are also asked to don their estimating hats and provide quality engineering for their clients. Superintendents and project engineers are often called upon to solve their 2 6



— Frank Susi client’s needs as they come about during the execution of other work. With the generous help of our marketing teams, our estimators and management teams stand ready and willing to jump in to solve problems and bring a project to life! Frank Susi, Cianbro Corporation vice president says, “The team of individuals that I work with every day are some of the most talented folks in the industry. We have hundreds of years of experience in bidding and constructing the most challenging of projects. We have electrical, mechanical, and civil estimators that are considered experts in their field. Together, we confidently tackle some fairly complex work.” Electrical Estimator, Matt Anderson, who works with the regional Northern New England Estimating team tells us his favorite part of what he does, “There is a point during every estimate that all of the efforts that have been put forth get integrated to form a complete package. I really enjoy the team participation that takes place during this phase. We get input from all corners of the company. It provides us with a view from different angles and an opportunity to see the project in its entirety.” Southern New England Estimating Manager Richard Allen said, “The best part of our job as estimators is every project that comes across our desk is a new challenge and opportunity.” He added that in the Southern New England region, “The variety of projects adds even more to the experience.” The Southern New England Estimating team excels in its major function


of project selection. This element plays a huge role in our company and, “…the team focuses diligently on finding the right projects that fit our core capabilities and resources,” said Allen. Several departments in the Southern New England region take an active role in this process with much diverse experience available in house and in the field. “Occasional support from the field is needed, which adds more fun to the process,” said Allen.

“The best part of our job as estimators is every project that comes across our desk is a new challenge and opportunity.” — Richard Allen Before projects begin our estimators are able to have the satisfaction of bringing an estimate to completion “…it’s like building projects except it’s on paper!” said Allen. So, the next time you have the chance, be sure to thank an estimator. They play an important role in securing the complex and challenging work we put into place.

Sheltered Prefabrication Area

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By John Lee

he 100 foot by 130 foot by 60 foot RUBB building at the Capitol Cement Project in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is serving as a vessel prefabrication area for the preheater tower that reaches 440 feet tall and houses the steel vessels, some of which have diameters in excess of 29 feet. Up to

Inside the onsite fabrication area in the RUBB building

five vessel sections are simultaneously prefabricated inside this building. The building facilitates the crew by providing a weather proof shelter where they can safely work for the duration of the project. Day-to-day activities in the fabrication area include fitting up vessel sections, rigging sections into place, grinding, stacking sections on top of each other, taking measurements, and welding joints. The crew has overcome numerous obstacles such as solving fabrication challenges and converting metric dimensions. With over 30,000 work hours invested in activities related to prefabrication, the team will continue to work with its focus on safety, productivity, and quality. As of late summer, 2,220 tons of structural steel and prefabricated vessels will be set in place on the preheater tower. Also included in the scope of work is the installation of

Wood Chopping Ridge ■

By Mark Michaud

Cianbro Corporation is well underway on a unique project in the heart of the Eastern Maine woods. The project, which includes the construction and placement of a 4,000 foot compressor station gas line loop, began in this spring. Our team is working for Ranger Plant Construction as they are putting in a new compressor station to upgrade the flow on the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline which runs from Sable Island, New Brunswick, Canada, and ties into the International Gas Line in Massachusetts. This work is the latest in a string of pipeline work that started in earnest last year. Cianbro, through experience gained by our relationship with pipe designers, CHI of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has developed a group of API 1104 certified pipe welders. This API procedure is a “downhand” welding procedure that is used for all gas and petroleum transmission work. This group of certified welders is growing in numbers and has been trained in-house by Justin Desrosiers and Tim Pushor at the Rickers Wharf Weld Shop. Cianbro has performed several successful station upgrade projects for Spectra Energy including the Cape Expansion Project in Cape Cod, Massachusetts; the Northeast Gateway Project in Weymouth, Massachussetts; the Brockton valve change out project in Brockton, Massachusetts, and several other smaller projects. Cianbro Corporation has worked with Maritimes and Northeast previously constructing the Richmond Compressor Station upgrade in Richmond, Maine, but this job opens up a new relationship as a subcontractor for Ranger Plant Construction out of Abilene, Texas. The job’s location—approximately 35 miles in on the

Team members Mike Burruss and Joey Moore prepare rigging to fly vessel sections into place

process equipment, ductwork, elevated slabs, construction and bucket elevators, stack, gas conditioning tower, downcomer duct, and tertiary air duct. Over 130,000 work hours will be invested into the construction of the preheater tower which will be finished by August 2009.

✔ 190,789 Project Safe Hours

Studmill Road from Milford, Maine, presents some unique situations from a project management standpoint. Significant project pre-planning was done to ensure the safety of the team working at such a remote site. Tyler Giberson, a returning intern student from the University of Maine and a licensed Emergency Medical Technician, has used his experience and local relationships to establish a life flight plan and emergency response procedure with local departments. Cianbro safety specialist Mike Lilley has been charged with looking after the safety program at the site. To date, this planning and preparation has paid off resulting in nearly 5,000 safe hours and a highly productive project. The project team thanks the equipment group as they have risen to the challenge of mobilizing and supporting this equipment-intensive project. Good communication and coordination with the transportation group, equipment group, and outside suppliers has been crucial in the early going to keep ahead of our crew laying pipe. The crew consists of 22 team members specializing in areas including downhand welding, pipe fitting, coatings, civil, and earth moving. The team is being lead by Project Superintendent Rich Toothaker, Earthwork Superintendent Razor Ray, and Mechanical General Foreman Mark Michaud, all of whom are very pleased with the hard work and dedication being displayed by the team. The job should wrap up by summer’s end. The job provides Cianbro with a great opportunity to work with some large clients in the ever-growing natural gas industry and we look forward to establishing and maintaining a relationship with Ranger Plant Construction and Maritimes and Northeast. Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding the doors that are being opened for us through these gas transmission projects!

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Electrical Team at Hollywood Slots Finds Wiring 2,000 Lights No “Shocking” Task By Danielle Stacey

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n the final months of construction at Penn National’s Hollywood Slots Project in Bangor, Maine, Superintendent Ron Nickerson and Project Engineer Bruce Cummings reflect on the successes of the electrical team. The Penn National Hotel Electrical team installed over 150,000 feet of cable and over 1,070 lights in the conference rooms, common areas, and in the 152 guest rooms of the seven story hotel. Led by Dana Pollis, the hotel electrical team began roughing in the installation directly following the erection of wall partitions in the hotel structure. The Parking Garage Electrical team, led by Kirk Maenhout and Garrett Plourde, began their rough-in directly after the erection of the pre cast concrete. During the project, the Parking Garage Electrical team installed over 10,000 feet of cable that feed the 11 sub-panels used to power over 975 lights throughout the four levels of the parking garage. The electrical team provided the temporary power needs for Cianbro as well as all the subcontractors who participated in the construction of the hotel and parking garage. The scope of work for the electrical team included installing the under-slab conduit for the main feeders to the hotel and parking garage from the basement of the gaming facility, as well as installing a 12.47 kilovolt to a 208/120 volt substation. Throughout the project, the safety of the team members remained a top priority. Since the involvement of the electrical group began in June 2007, the electrical team has worked over 32,000 safe hours with a zero incident rate

and no recordable injuries. Participation in the Cianbro Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) remains strong, with over 600 observations completed so far. Through the hard work of the team, as well as the assistance of the Cost Engineer, Greg Wing, and Project Administrator, Danielle Stacey, the electrical team at Hollywood Slots remains on time and on budget. The seven floor hotel and four level parking garage facilities are scheduled to be finished by summer’s end.

✔ 42,695 Project Safe Hours

Back row left to right: Ken Eaton, Cory Dunbar, Tom Batchelder, Brent Spencer, Cameron Currier, Dana Pollis, Stuart Morin, Harry Woods Jr., and Garrett Plourde Front row left to right: Danielle Stacey, Deb Grignon, Jason Fields, Carl Franck, Chris Burrill, Gary French, and Dave Walker

Cianbro’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Now Provided Through CIGNA

Cianbro recognizes that everyone, from time to time, has a personal concern that may be difficult to handle. With this in mind, Cianbro offers EAP at no charge to team members and the members of their households. Since January 1, 2008, Cianbro’s EAP has been provided through CIGNA. The program offers confidential assistance for a variety of personal concerns including emotional distress, stress, marital problems, job worries, family matters, financial concerns, alcohol and substance abuse, and many other issues.

A few benefits of EAP include: • Up to five, free face-to-face counseling sessions per issue per year with an area in-network provider • 24 hours/7 days per week telephone access to a licensed mental health professional • Work/Life Program featuring research assistance with child care, parenting, adoption, senior care, prenatal care, 30 minutes of free legal counsel with a licensed attorney, and 60 minutes of free identity theft support with a fraud resolution specialist

When team members need help with a personal concern, all they have to do is call EAP at 1-888-371-1125 and they will be guided to the appropriate help. One phone call is all it takes to start effectively resolving the concerns of our team members so that they you can return to a healthy, productive life as soon as possible. 2 8




A Photographer Among Us

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By Terra Battle

ianbro team members more than often bring numerous capabilities to the table. This is one element that makes our team so unique and valuable. Layout Engineer James Musselwhite known by his fellow team members as “Dan” is an exceptional surveyor with experience spanning seven states, over thirty projects, and 13 years with Cianbro. A team member who is willing to help anyone in need, he also enjoys taking project photographs. Dan chronicles each project he works on with his photographs to document progress. These photos are some of the best the Southern New England region possesses. Along with Cianbro publications, his project photos have also been in professional trade related magazines. Surveyor Erin Young currently works with Dan at the Brightman Street Bridge project and feels privileged to work with such a likable individual. She has experienced the vital role he plays in each project he is a part of. From setting anchor bolts for bridges to precision layout at compressor stations, Dan does it all and does it well. Erin expressed that “He is a great teacher, and I have learned more from him in the past nine months than I ever learned going to school for four years.” Dan’s photographs are one piece of the whole package. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Compressor Stations project cover photograph of the previous issue of the Cianbro Chatter was the work of Dan Musselwhite. Mistakenly his name and recognition was missed and a sincere apology is extended. We look forward to viewing his photographs that capture the essence of Mother Nature and the magnitude of our work. The photos included in this article are some of his favorites. We hope you forgive our oversight, Dan.

Sunset behind Cianbro cranes at the Missisquoi Bridge project in June 2004

Beginning of steel erection at the Brattleboro Bridge project in October 2002


EFCO forms being put in place at the Walden Bridge project in January 2004

Regrettably, the following team members were missed from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Compressor Stations project story in the previous issue of the Chatter. Team members Jalal Abida, Steve Clark, Faunce Cleaves, Scott Davis, Jamie Fox, Don Fulmer, Jamie Fulmer, Bill Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Dan Musselwhite, Arthur Perault, Dave Powers, Kerry Richardson, Scott Underwood, and Mark Wallingford all contributed to this project. We apologize for this mistake and recognize the importance of each team member’s contribution to our projects.




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63 Years

Kenneth L. Cianchette ■

62 Years

Ival R. Cianchette ■

44 Years

Paul E. Bertrand ■

43 Years

Thomas I. Caldwell

42 Years

Henry M. Cone Peter S. Fournier Franklin Leclair ■

40 Years

Gary F. Chisholm Thomas R. Mucci ■

39 Years

Paul A. Magoon Richard E. Padham ■

38 Years

John A. Dunnell Peter G. Vigue ■

37 Years

David A. Varney

36 Years

Stanley M. Gilbert Edward D. LePage Bruce A. Mitchell Wayne A. Ray Leroy E. Vanadestine ■

35 Years

Vinal G. Bell Malcolm Cianchette Gary L. Taylor ■

34 Years

Lincoln C. Denison James I. Ellis Nelson C. Estes Rodney A. Leach William Van Voorhis Brian M. Whitney Dale E. Wilson ■

33 Years

Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Stanton J. Martin Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr. ■

32 Years

James M. Bonney Manley E. Bragdon Dennis G. Cotta Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi ■

31 Years

Alan R. Burton Franklin D. Dunton Steven A. Perrault ■

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Everett O. Rogers Beverly A. Rollins Larry R. Scott Stuart Twitchell

30 Years

Donald C. Bailey Rita M. Bubar Louis F. Campbell John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren John L. Purinton Douglas B. Smith ■

29 Years

Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette Roderick MacKay Jr. Douglas L. Moore Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Nancy L. Sidelinger Thomas E. Stone Terry Vanadestine ■

28 Years

Eric S. Brown Chris A. Cianchette Henry T. Cook Paul L. Day James Garland Kenneth Hawkes Robert Jamison Donald Keresztenyi Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton ■

27 Years

Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry Douglas W. Foster Thomas F. Gilbert Parker Hadlock Mark D. Hayden Michael D. Hayden William A. Holmes Ernest E. Kilbride Brent F. Kirby Margaret E. Lagasse David P. Lewis Bernard L. Marriner Lawrence E. Moores Gary A. Parker Allan G. Pressey Shelby A. Sawyer David C. Sutcliffe Thomas J. Weaver Gregory E. Wing ■


26 Years

Domenick Arena Wayne L. Blodgett Dana S. Bragdon Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark James G. Davis William H. Dusty Alan R. Goepner William W. Merrill Aubrey L. Moore Richard K. Moors William N. Moulton Chet J. Muckenhirn David A. Rines Rufus W. Simons Nathan S. Weston Jerome D. Wood ■

25 Years

Bonnie Brown Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Michael F. Foster Brian D. Mace Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter Douglas Sidelinger George B. Ward Brian W. Watson ■

24 Years

Lee A. Aylward Roland N. Bell Lynn M. Cianchette Scott Clements Gregory S. Couture Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon Michael W. Hart Roger D. Hutchins Lynn R. Hyde Troy G. Martin Lee R. McCoubrey Dan D. Orcutt Herschel Rackliff David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr. Stanley E. Webster ■

23 Years

Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford William L. Davis Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut Lloyd E. Moore Carl B. Morgan Jr. Frank J. Raye William A. Reid ■

22 Years

Penny-Lynn Abbott Paul R. Belanger ■


Robert O. Bouchard Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey John W. Luckern Scott B. Ludden Thomas J. Lufkin Bradley H. Marquis Kevin McConaughey Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven James R. Rusconi Timothy Vigue

21 Years

Francis R. Adams Jacqueline Arsenault Dennis E. Beisaw Elizabeth T. Bridges Kenneth R. Brooker Vera L. Bryant Jerrold P. Cross Neal T. Dawes Bruce D. Dube Jeffry L. Dunham George O. Dyer David V. Fitzherbert Barry J. Gordon Gary D. Gorman Michael L. Goucher Steven D. Hoare Craig O. Holmquist Keith B. Magoon James C. Merrill David E. Parsons Ronald G. Peterson James P. Pond Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards Gerald V. Rollins Paul Sallar Marie E. Scott William F. Stetson III Terry A. Trask Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette Eric L. Witham ■

20 Years

George E. Arsenault Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford David E. Bond Leonard F. Cooley Brenda L. Cote Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier John J. Henry Phillip D. Heroux James F. Leavitt Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease John A. Pelland Scott M. Remillard ■

Mark A. Richardson Dale D. Smith Alfred J. Stevens Scott S. Young

19 Years

Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings O’Neil E. Boivin Kyle E. Chapman Trent C. Clukey Mark D. Cochrane Carl L. Cross Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. Donald J. Dostie John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton David G. Hutchinson Timothy N. Jackson Jeffrey L. Johnson Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse Dan P. McNally Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Brian E. Michaud Charles W. Nutter Carol J. Ouellette Leland V. Page Jr. David G. Parsons Barry J. Perkins Timothy D. Pushor William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor Glen A. Thornton James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson Ross A. Wilder Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny ■

18 Years

Kris M. Ballard Richard Baumgartel Faunce L. Cleaves Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Thomas A. Kennedy Paul J. Leighton David L. Magoon Jeffrey T. McPherson Charles E. Moors Billie J. Perkins Vaughn A. Sinclair Tharryn D. Smith Norman St Hilaire Aaron Wedgewood ■

Douglas H. Wyman Daniel L. Wyman

17 Years

Paul K. Anaman Thomas L. Batchelder Walter J. Beleckis Euclide J. Cormier Wayne M. Denny Sidney E. Dunham Kellie A. Duplisea Christopher D. Elliott James R. Foley Yves P. Gagnon Thomas J. Gallagher Andrew P. Gamez Richard J. Godin Dann L. Hayden John S. Keszler Brent E. Luce Brett F. MacMillan Lawrence McAlpine Craig McConaughey Thomas J. Popick Shawn H. Ramsay Dale A. Simonds David A. Smith Michael S. Tripodi Lloyd A. Wyman Jr. ■

16 Years

Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Steven G. Cianchette Larry F. Coston Daniel A. Dubois Thomas J. Hamel Steven L. Hatstat Eusebio Heredia Paul M. Holmquist Olie J. Lindahl Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James W. Reinhardt James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar Kimberly G. Sieber Phillip A. Smith Gary W. Smith George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde Victoria L. Weaver ■

15 Years

Lauren E. Benttinen David A. Bohannon Duane Boissoneault Charles A. Brower David A. Chase Clint H. Chase Ronald F. Cote William G. Elian Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa David B. Kivlin ■

CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES ACTIVE CIANBRO TEAM MEMBERS WITH ONE OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE Dawn M. Lewis Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Scott B. Mitchell Kevin C. Mitchell William J. Mixer Douglas F. Moore William A. Muise Roderick Nicholson Joseph R. Oliver Carl P. Ouellette Tod M. Parisek Alan D. Pray Martin G. Roach LeAnne E. Rogers Brian A. Rogers John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Peter A. Vigue Max S. Wahl Scott A. Warren

14 Years

Michael A. Abbott Joseph E. Ballard Mark S. Blanchard James M. Burke Thomas E. Carranza Rebecca Chamberlain Kevin B. Crowell Milton Cruikshank II Jamie J. Fulmer Donald J. Fulmer Jr. Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon Earl M. Jones Jon W. Larochelle Malcolm C. Leo Rick C. Leonard Mark P. Michaud Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower Edwin C. Tozier ■

13 Years

Tina Adams Dennis R. Briggs Sr. Bruce L. Calkins Sr. John G. Clark Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins James M. Curtis III Everett Doughty Sr. Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Kevin L. Grass Adam S. Guiggey Chester Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Scott C. Kretser Craig M. LePage ■

Donald F. Lesperance Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James Musselwhite William Richardson Carlton Sanborn Jr. Herschel E. Sinclair Jr. Steven C. Trombley Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla

12 Years

Craig G. Alexander Chris G. Alexander Richard Bachelder Jr. Robert E. Beisaw Michael W. Bennett Lucian F. Berry Michael D. Bishop Aron A. Boothe Jr. Paul E. Brauza Joshua M. Brown Jason A. Butler Kerry W. Chapman Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Jason P. Evasius Todd J. Folsom Christopher Folsom Langis D. Gagnon Timothy A. Garnett Jeremiah D. Gorman Michael J. Gosselin Robert A. Gould Dennis A. Greene Mitchell E. Hayden Rhonda J. Huff Terry L. Hughes Earl H. Hughes Joseph B. Hyde Edward E. Jones Joseph A. Kennedy Scott A. Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Andrew J. Leach Michael R. Lilley Michael L. Lovejoy Kirk R. Maenhout Thomas E. Mahar Wayne D. McNally Matthew Mortensen Timothy G. Murphy Mark M. Nelson Joseph G. Orlando James J. Peakes Sandra E. Perreault Joseph H. Plourde William N. Pulk Jr. Bill M. Ross Charles A. Sanborn Patrick L. Slawek Gloria J. Smith Timothy F. Stauder Christopher Stevens ■

Raymond Therrien Scott M. Tierney Gail B. Tourtelotte Kim A. Tozier W. Chris Tozier Earl T. Tracy Troy T. Twitchell Juan A. Ugalde Bradley Vanadestine Ricky A. Webster Robin M. Wiley Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Gary E. Wise Kenneth Woodcock Dana R. Woods

11 Years

Christopher R. Bagley Michael A. Berry Richard L. Bessett Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Torrey B. Brown Jason N. Chicoine Kristen A. Chipman Christopher S. Clark Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Wayne E. Dempsey Jamie R. Douvielle Michael G. Dube Kenneth R. Eaton Jr. Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Anthony A. Graham Charles G. Hall Charles Handley Jr. Brent A. Haskell Thomas Houghtaling Andrew C. Kelley Robert L. Lane Jr. Brian R. LeSage Kenneth L. Leger James A. Maher Jr. James L. Pelletier Stephen G. Pelletier Donald L. Prevost Darren B. Pulkkinen Charles R. Riley Jr. Keith I. Ryder Garry A. Sawtelle Christopher M. Scott Emery C. Shaffer Randy K. Sibley Larry R. Snowman Jr. Brent A. Spencer Walter Stefanyk Wesley A. Sweatt Norman W. Taylor Jarrod K. True ■

Frank J. Trumble Jennifer L. Turcotte William Van Hoesen Ronald Wedgewood

10 Years

Francis Arsenault Jr. Robert W. Blackmore Darcey T. Bubier Jose A. Castro Craig L. Chambers Christopher J. Chasse John P. Coon Jr Keith Costigan Jerome C. Cross Patricia L. Dickinson Richard P. Dilsner Christopher Downs Chaderick A. French Jose F. Garcia Alan M. Gemmell Maurice A. Gould Debora L. Grignon Roger D. Gwinn II Jeffrey L. Hetzer Lawrence G. Johnson Brian L. Kendrick Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Manley B. Lyons Stephen R. Marcotte Thomas L. McVaney Randy M. Morin Raul Navar Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Anne M. Perron Dana L. Pollis Jr. David A. Powers Richard A. Preble Carmen L. Rose Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman Kenneth M. Spalding David A. Walker Brent A. Walker Aaron W. Walsh ■

9 Years

Scott L. Alexander Aaron F. Barbalate Daniel D. Barre Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Robert B. Boone Richard S. Brescia Joseph A. Briggs Michael J. Brooks Michele E. Burnette Charles E. Butts Steven M. Colby Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney Roger A. Dow James P. Dunnigan ■

Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Todd A. Fulmer Michael R. Gales Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Joseph A. Glidden Jr. Jon M. Gliniewicz Gary Guindon Holly J. Hall Bobbi J. Helton Robert C. Hennigan Joshua A. Kerr Christopher McKenna Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Scott R. Parlee Bernard J. Petrauskas Scott D. Popoloski Gerardo A. Ramos George Rendon Mitchell Rubin Francisco Salazar Saulio S. Saleta Spencer G. Seekins Brian K. Sheeder Justin A. Shelton Tracy N. Sofield Rebekah Thibodaux Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Robert R. White Paul L. Williams

8 Years

Chad H. Alley Mohammad Alsaleh Piran D. Aslam Timothy J. Baril Lisa M. Barnes Kristi L. Bartlett Tesfahunegn Berhane Steven W. Bevis William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Robert L. Bussell Brian K. Buswell Amy J. Chute Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Dylan R. Clay Andrew M. Cochran Sean K. Coleman John E. Cooper Rodney W. Crocker Edgar E. Dacheux Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Donald J. Eagan Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley Michael J. Fisher Russell D. Flagg ■



William E. Follett Jr. Barbara Fortin-Poirier Richard C. Foster Stephen C. Foster Peter A. Foster David G. Gardner Deirdre R. Gijanto Donald A. Goodwin Joan T. Grandshaw Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Michael N. Hamilton Ronald L. Harris Leslie C. Hayden Jason A. Hilton Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Young T. Lee Robert S. Lehay Jose A. Luna Torres James E. Lyons Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte James B. Marquis Gary L. Mason James H. Matt Rodney A. McAvoy Robert A. McCubrey Jane L. McNally Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Gail M. Orr Glen R. Pearce Christopher R. Pond William J. Potter Shawn A. Reid Brigitte M. Reid Thomas S. Richter Wade J. Rideout II Terry N. Ritz-Perkins Chester L. Robbins Jr. Jason G. Rourke Paul R. Saucier Mary L. Schreiber Donald R. Smith Brian K. Smith Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Kurt D. Stone Kerry A. Swallow John W. Sweatt Henry L. Temple Paul E. Trask Scott J. Underwood Kevin P. Walker Loren F. Walker Joy L. Watkins Arthur L. White Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard CHAT T ER

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7 Years

William D. Adams Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Calvin A. Andrews Ronald D. Ayres Ralph E. Bailey Scott J. Baker Maurice B. Batchelder Jason L. Batchelder Russell L. Beadnell James P. Benson Brian K. Blakeslee Ryan J. Bordeau Merton H. Bowring Elizabeth A. Brescia Brenda B. Brown Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Kelvin E. Charles Roland S. Clark Joshua A. Clark Steven A. Clark Gary N. Cleaves Darrell D. Clement Patrick M. Cronin Lisa Marie Cunningham John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis Brian J. Day Shawn R. Dennison Justin D. Desrosiers Terry J. Dingman John F. Dwyer Sharon G. Ebbs Lavina J. Freeman Randy S. French Kimberly R. Gemmell Jason J. Harris Oscar A. Hernandez Frank Holliday Jr. Kim M. Hykel Marc S. Jedlowski Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Karl L. Knight Steven J. LaChausse Vincent R. Lago Stacie A. Leavitt Korey H. Leo Roger L. Lockhart Jr. David P. Maheu Milton E. Martin Robert M. Mayhew Mark P. McLean Samuel A. McVea Ryan D. Melius Joachim K. Moehs Gregory A. Morse Sue Noiles David L. Perrault ■

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Thomas G. Perrier Garrett J. Plourde Kevin R. Pond Gloria J. Richards Peter K. Robshaw Michael S. Roderick Chad E. Rogers Makiel . Rosado Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Jose B. Salazar Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois James A. Snow Albert W. Spaulding Mariana S. Tubolino Stanley W. Tyszko Matthew J. Ward Byron Weymouth III Michael J. White Michael J. Wilczynski Eileen M. Wright Robert A. Young Thomas J. Zwizinski

6 Years

Richard L. Allen Jeremie R. Bolduc Darryl S. Bowers Shelly L. Campbell Arthur G. Carey Jr Michael A. Cavaliere Gregory J. Clark Kate M. Cooley Adan Cruz-Lopez Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Benjamin R. Daku Dana R. Demos Alfred D. Desrosiers Daniel J. Dickey Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Robert G. Engelhardt Destiny S. Fitzmorris Gary L. French Charles J. Gervais Seth M. Goucher Genaro G. Guardado Diana L. Hartley James A. Henry Robert F. Heyman Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Matthew P. Jamison Benedict S. Jasud Scott F. Johnson Christopher Kammann Thomas Kingsbury Robert E. Kramer Jr. Kenneth P. Landy Timothy J. Leclerc Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Louis S. Martin Dale T. McKay ■


Nancie B. McLeod Luciano G. Miletta James A. Millett Jason W. Molten Stephen Montgomery David P. Moreau Jason W. Morneault Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Terry A. Newton Carmine J. Nile Ronny M. O’Brien Kevin O’Neill James W. Potter Mark O. Price Matthew T. Raven Scot N. Richards Donald R. Ross Gilbert Rossignol Jr. Jeremy J. Saulis Mark I. Seavey Paul S. Smith Thomas R. Smith Charles Spaulding Jr. Samuel F. Spinney Jr. David A. Stenzel Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Andrew A. Vickers Adam S. Violette Kelly W. Wampler Charles R. Witt

5 Years

Thomas D. Allen Wilson F. Almand Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Steven A. Baker Tommy F. Barnes Travis N. Bartlett Terra L. Battle Jonathan B. Beebe Jesus Bernal Henry F. Bindbeutel Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer David E. Bradford Jeremy J. Bragg Jason W. Bryant Jerry A. Burton Jeffrey N. Carver Paul E. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Michael S. Cianchette Lyle A. Clark Robert W. Compton Shawn J. Couture Sr. Gary L. Crane Jason E. Croman Francisco J. Cruz Anthony A. Cygan Edward D. Dishon Jr. Cory D. Dunbar ■


Jonathan H. Ferreira Samie M. Finch Robert J. Franck Michael J. Franck Carl D. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Todd W. Gilley Kellie A. Guarino Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Jeffrey S. Harrington Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Michael W. Holmes Leonard M. Jackson Jeffrey M. Jones Joshua M. Justin Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Kenneth D. Landry Thomas M. Leonard Jean-Paul J. Lettre Harlow J. Libby Jr. Keith J. Locke Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Michael J. Manoski David L. Marcotte Durant Marion Michael J. Marois Joshua M. Matz Gail E. Mayo Ronald McComb Jr. Peter McCormick Larry D. Mercier Michael F. Mitchell Jr. Allen R. Morey Kevin M. Morneault Charles H. Moulton William A. Murray Bruce J. Myles Malvin W. Neal Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Paul A. Osborne William A. Palmer Dallas J. Parmenter Patrick A. Pelletier Derek S. Perkins Wallace R. Pooler III Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III William L. Ray Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Scott A. Ross John A. Rossignol Kevin J. Rowe Laura D. Schmelter Dean N. Schofield Jared M. Shelton Harold Sherwood Jr.

Vinal E. Shorey Kenneth N. Sibley Peter G. Smith Shawn P. St Jean William W. Stone Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares Wayne A. Tencati Thomas U. Viles Raymond O. Ward Joshua R. Wells Daniel H. Wiedmer Remond L. Willette

4 Years

Walter H. Akers Jr. Thomas J. Baird James R. Barker Isaac Benitez Cheryl G. Brackett Donald M. Busch Ray L. Bush Jose F. Carreira Shawn T. Clarke Chad R. Cote Jeffery K. Crowell James P. Cushing Clinton Dawson Manuel Del Rio Shawn P. Dickinson Kevin M. Donovan Timothy E. Doyal Timothy M. Fiske Robert J. Fleury Jr. Jamie L. Fox Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Kerry W. Hinkle Ryan M. Holt David D. Hospedales Thomas P. Kinsella Allen M. Knowles Timothy E. Kundert Russell R. Lane Gary G. Laskowitz Brian M. LeComte Joseph P. Lickman Randy T. Matthew James G. McCallister Gary E. McPherson Allen H. Messier Albert J. Michaud Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Lisa L. Perry Christopher Rackliff Bennett J. Roberge Debra B. Scott James P. Smickle Julia C. Smith Francesca Spiotta Clifford W. Thomas Richard A. Toothaker ■

Marshall N. Wagstaff Brian T. Walsh David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Katherine J. Wilder Jamie G. Willett Valerie A. Wilochka Harry A. Woods Jr.

3 Years

Pedro R. Aguilar Ralph E. Allen Charles S. Allen Albert J. Arsenault Robert A. Bagley Gregory S. Barre Haidee Batista Jose Antonio. Bernal Michael D. Brady Bruce J. Brown Jordan M. Bushey Daniel P. Butler Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell James J. Carey David E. Carrington Jerry J. Chambers Joanne Choate William Clapper Mark S. Cloutier John R. Colburn Devin S. Cooley Melissa A. Corbett William A. Cote William K. Craig Charles H. Davis Aubrey L. Dehnert Robert J. Difrederico Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost James M. Dungan Sarah C. Enos Russell A. Fawthrop Scott A. Ferrin Christopher L. Frasier Eric C. Fudge Joshua T. Gale William K. Gassert Justin L. Goodale Brian M. Gormley Stuart L. Grant Jose Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen Paul W. Hart Jacques P. Hobbs Young C. Hong Thomas A. Ibbitson Christopher E. Jarvais James O. Johnson Chad E. Jordan Richard R. King Stephen G. King Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon James E. LePage ■

CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES ACTIVE CIANBRO TEAM MEMBERS WITH ONE OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE Timothy A. Leonard Abraham E. Lovejoy Dennis J. Maloney James P. Marcella Robert J. McKenna John A. McLaughlin Jesse T. McVaney Antonia M. Melendez Paul V. Merfeld Magen L. Merrill James A. Moody Jr. Lane B. Moore Dennis J. Morin Justin D. Murray Sarah S. Nelson Christian W. Nielsen Justin J. Norris Elizabeth A. Padham Chad A. Page Gildardo C. Palestino Robert E. Paradis Stuart A. Parr Arthur F. Perault Ryan P. Perkins Daniel S. Perkins Steven Peters Gary L. Phelps Jason T. Piper David A. Plunkett Joseph L. Poulin Daniel C. Pratt Brian M. Regan Melissa Rumminger John C. Santoro Anthony M. Santos Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Ryan P. Schott Kenneth E. Sharp Timothy C. Shelton Thomas W. Shields Patrick A. Simerson Peter H. Smedberg Michael B. Smith Howard R. Sprinkle Wendy S. St Amand David S. Stead John F. Stevens Stephen W. Strout Trinidad B. Suarez Brian K. Sullivan Guy N. Susi Nathan A. Sweatt Plummer L. Talley Geoffrey A. Thomas Alvin Townes Joshua MI. Tracy Zebediah Underwood Cory W. Verrill Richard Walkling Jr. Mark D. Wallingford Timothy C. Walton Charlie C. Warren Seth L. Webber Richard Westberry Jr. Joshua W. Weston

Bruce E. Weston Tim Whitmore Michael R. Wilkinson Eric L. Witham Jr. William F. Woods

2 Years

Jalal Abida James R. Adams Russell R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Thomas E. Allen Jr. Michael R. Aretz Mark F. Ashline Jesse A. Athorp Marcia L. Backman Daniel C. Bailey Christopher Banker Cory M. Benedict Matthew A. Bergonzi Christopher Bourisk Garret S. Bragdon Christopher A. Bragg Kevin E. Breault Richard J. Bryant Shawn F. Burdette Michael E. Burruss Erica D. Caldwell Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Carpio B. Casares Christopher M. Cayer Alan W. Chesson Stephen Clendenning Marie A. Cole Adam J. Cristoforo Arnold H. Crotts Jeremy D. Dean Stephen D. Delude Robert R. Deppe Raymond Desrochers Jonathan E. DiCentes Kurt A. Dickinson Megan L. Dodge Nicholas D. Drake Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth Harold W. Enman Edward J. Everich Thomas M. Figura Michael L. Flack Lawrence E. Frost Edward R. Gagne Gary Gonzales Marshall Goodchild Allen L. Griffeth Shaun A. Gronda Barbara E. Gudroe Andrew R. Hall Patrick F. Halpin Vance W. Hampton Steven P. Hanson Arthur G. Herbest Elias J. Hershbine Dave W. Holst Hsiao Chin Hwang Karl Jahn ■

Dennis A. Jarvis Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz Robert G. Jewett Clinton P. Kibbin Kyle R. King John E. Krieski Frank J. Kusznir Paul R. LaBrecque Rex Lagle Adam M. Lamirande Steven G. Lavallee James R. Lester Melvin Long Richard L. Marvel Michael G. Mason Steve N. McCallister Nathan C. McIver Lance C. McNally Ernst A. Merckens Waman S. Mills Zbigniew Miroslaw William C. Mitchell Thomas J. Morand Terry L. Munn Vicki L. Nadeau Daniel T. Oakes Wojciech Olak German C. Palestino Richard P. Paskowski Matthew Paulone Russell W. Pritt Bruce G. Radley Michael C. Rand Bryan K. Rennell Scot C. Rheaume David Richards Christopher Richards William Richardson Adam J. Rock James A. Rosso Dennis A. Ryan Sr. Eric D. Saucier George A. Schoeller Ruben J. Schofield Eric Daniel. Seaman Raymond L. Seavey Darren R. Smith Scott R. St Ours Danielle E. Stacey John B. Stewart Craig A. Stockwell David F. Stoddard Dale A. Thomas Anthony J. Tibbetts John A. Vadala Peter A. Vaillancourt Christopher M. Vane Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Patrick L. Violette Wayne K. Vogel Alvin A. Weaver Ryan I. Webster Ronald E. Werner Jamie D. White Richard A. White

Steven J. Wisniewski Sylvester Wynter Joseph M. Ziolko

1 Year

Carey A. Abbott Edgardo R. Acevedo Ali A. Aden Nicklas B. Altvater Matthew Anderson Monica L. Anderson Christopher Araujo Chris M. Bailey Russell E. Baker James R. Ballard Emery S. Barrows Edward H. Bartold Derrick R. Basford Levi F. Bell Ramon A. Benavides Ronald W. Beneville Juan Carlos P. Bernal Samual J. Betty Julian A. Bishop Raymond I. Bowman Jared J. Bragdon Wayne D. Brann Derrick M. Brawn Jonathan D. Breard Jodie A. Breton Kristopher Brewster Melinda S. Breyette Larry E. Brown Lisa A. Brown Rickey E. Brown Shawn R. Bryant Vonnie L. Bullard Nathan R. Butler Jason L. Carmichael Patrick M. Caron Timothy M. Carrig Jorge L. Castro Joseph L. Catino Roger A. Chapman Bradley D. Charron Clint Chaudoin Xi Chen Chih T. Chen Zachary Cianchette Travis G. Cilley Kenneth P. Cloyd Gary D. Cobb Terry A. Collamore Raymond A. Collins Edmund C. Cooper Stephanie A. Cote Dustin M. Cote Cecil Cowan Christopher Cowan Robert Crammond Carl J. Cross Jr. Barry E. Currie Chad M. Curtis Debra Cyr Brandin Daigneault Peter E. Davenport ■

Byron C. David Scott R. Davis Keith S. Dawley Joseph M. Day Clifford B. Day Bradley M. DeMolet Jutta Dionne Brendan M. Dolim Steven F. Dorr II Eric M. Driscoll Brad M. Dufour Raymond Ellsworth Gary J. Ellsworth Joshua B. Emmons Jordan E. Enos Dwight S. Erving Michael Evanchak George W. Fennell Robbie W. Ferguson James L. Fitzgerald James M. Flear Dennis D. Frazier Sr. Christopher Furrow Dale R. Furrow John A. Gagner Robert D. Gann David E. Gardner Stephen A. Gebo Theodore L. Getchell David J. Getchell Norman C. Gideon Zaccheriah J. Gidney Adam J. Gilman Charles Godwin Jeffrey A. Goldberg Wilbert Gonzalez Jacob M. Gorman Stanley Z. Grabowski Teddy A. Grass Derrick J. Graves Aaron T. Grenier Henry A. Grizzle Roberto Gutierrez Michele J. Guyette Marc J. Haas Benjamin A. Hall James E. Hamer Nicole R. Hardy John N. Harmon Ryan L. Harrington Shalakow E. Hebig Erica L. Heinssen Christopher Higgins Timothy C. Higgins Peter A. Hill Patti J. Hinckley Adam J. Hughes Ryan C. Hutchinson Jeffrey R. Hyde Bradley E. Hyde Garland L. Johnson Brian J. Jonah Kevin Jones Vernald D. Keen Daryl M. Kelly Daniel M. Kelsey



Randy L. Kenney Jody L. King Anne M. Kutscher Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Craig S. LaChausse Michael A. Lancaster Ryan W. Laney Brian M. Larsen Ryan A. Lavoie Peter J. Lawton Rebecca L. Libby Jesus Limon Jorge A. Limon Brenda M. Littlefield Richard J. Loisel Deborah J. Lord Gregory E. Loss William J. Lovely Efrain Lugo Lawrence MacKenzie Michael P. MacVane Scott M. Macalino Chelsea M. Maffei Cassandra J. Magoon Stephen C. Malatesta Troy T. Maloon Christopher Massey Knowell A. Matthews Robert R. McBride Steve McFadden Andrew McFarland Christopher McGary Philip D. McKenney Miranda L. McKusick Robert McNeally Jr. Shane D. McPherson Nicholas A. Meader Peter J. Mehegan Diego Melegari Gregory J. Merrill Jacob S. Merrill Bruce B. Metrick Linda R. Michalski John S. Moody Rebecca K. Moore Christopher Morrill David L. Morse Allison K. Moulton Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Jeffrey L. Niemi Wilfredo Nieves William R. Noddin Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Brent T. Nunn James F. O’Connor William K. OBriant Daniel OConnell Abwoch B. Oryem Carlos Oseguera Cooper J. Page Zachari M. Parisek Hong Ki Park Joshua A. Parker CHA T T ER

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ACTIVE CIANBRO TEAM MEMBERS WITH ONE OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE Jeffrey B. Parker Andrew S. Peer Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Timothy A. Perrault Ashley R. Perry Jay D. Petrie Joshua K. Philbrook Luke W. Pickett William T. Pike Matthew P. Poirier Steve M. Pound John M. Quadrato Joseph R. Quimby

John F. Quinn Jr. William R. Rackliff Jeffrey J. Rands Daniel J. Records Robert Reed James R. Reid Shane D. Reisinger Kevin J. Rezendes Ronald E. Richards Kerry A. Richardson Paul A. Robinson Toni . Rodriguez John M. Ronan Cameron D. Ross

James P. Roy Jr. Francis N. Ryan Todd A. Sands Joshua B. Sault George Schoeller Jr. Robert J. Schroeder Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry John M. Sieber John D. Simms Jr. Scott W. Skinner Donald L. Smith Derrick A. Souza David E. Sparaco

Benjamin R. Sperrey Gary A. Steward Don J. Sullivan Robert C. Sweetser Jamie D. Switzer Greg A. Tasker Turney E. Taylor Klaus M. Thalinger Andrea L. Thayer Jason R. Thereau Kristen E. Theriault Charles Theriault Jr. Brad J. Thibeault Larry D. Thomas

Nathan J. Tibbetts Miguel A. Valdez Jason W. VanAlstyne Carly Z. VanCamp Jeremy A. Vandyke Sean R. Varney Eliseo Vasquez Brian K. Vella Christopher J. Veydt Adam P. Wallace Benjamin L. Ward William A. Ward Philip R. Watson William G. Webb

Susan H. Weeks Chad V. Weese Patrick Wesseldine Suzan West Caleb A. Wheeler Bruce E. White Sr. Gavin S. Wiemer Mathew D. Wight Kevin W. Williams Lillian C. Wilson Shawn T. Withee Guy Wuori Adam M. Yeo

Holyoke Gas & Electric Riverside Unit 8 Rehabilitation

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By Terra Battle and Dana Hickey

he Holyoke Gas & Electric Riverside Unit 8 project in Holyoke, Massachussetts, was completed earlier this year. This project consisted of the inspection, removal, rebuilding, and reinstallation of a 1931 Leffel 5 MW vertical turbine. Included in the scope of work was the replacement of the governor, exciter, and all wiring to the refurbished unit. Cianbro Corporation utilized the Cianbro Fabrication and Coating team to remove the existing coatings in the turbine and recoat the unit. Cianbro’s Temporary Design team also helped engineer unit-specific lifting fixtures and an engineered work platform, so that our team and subcontractors could work safely inside the unit. Also completed was a dry ice blast cleaning and painting of the generator and replacement of some other high voltage wiring. Local machine shops in the Holyoke area were also contracted to fabricate and refurbish components for the turbine. One of the biggest challenges on the project was to replace the existing draft tube while the unit was still

Overhead view of the lower turbine shaft with the lifting lug attached to it and operating ring on the head cover 3 4




Inside the power house the turbine runner is being lifted out of the wheel pit to be sent for reconditioning - team members in this picture are Chris Chasse, Adam Lamirande, Steve Marcotte, Josh Wells, and an HGE employee

watered up. The new draft tube was fabricated while the installation was performed by our team. The underwater portion of the installation was completed by an additional subcontractor. Another challenge was handling very heavy components with the use of a lot of hand rigging. Most components were too large to be removed through the existing overhead door without being tipped on their sides and cradles built under them to slide them out the doorway. Our team completed the project successfully, safely, and did a great job! Thanks to all team members who contributed to this project.

✔ 4,303 Project Safe Hours

Capitol Cement Project Overview

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By Bob Seegmiller

ianbro Corporation under contract with Capitol Cement Corporation will assist in the construction of a new cement line in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Cianbro will furnish all labor and equipment for the execution of the structural steel and mechanical installation for the pre-heater tower, stack, down comer duct, kiln, cooler, clinker conveyors, clinker silo roofs, conveyors and galleries, and coal storage roof. Cianbro will also manage the installation of process equipment, steel structures and ductwork, concrete, reinforcing steel, and any other permanent materials for the work The scope of work is presently in five distinct areas: the preheater tower, the kiln, the clinker cooler, the normal clinker and low alkali silo roofs, and the coal storage roof. The preheater tower scope includes the erection of a 440 foot tall structural steel tower that will house equipment and ductwork. The purpose of the preheater tower is to preheat the raw material (later in the process to become cement) prior to entry into the kiln. The tower erection will be complete in July 2009. The kiln is used to heat the raw material that will then form into what is called clinker. The kiln is approximately 250 feet long and 12 feet in diameter. We will reassemble the kiln sections— weighing approximately 30,000 pounds each—on the ground and then set in place on top of existing

concrete foundations and then install all mechanical equipment and access platforms. As the clinker leaves the kiln it enters the cooler. The cooler cools the clinker before discharging into the clinker storage silos. Our work for the cooler includes the installation of all equipment and a structural steel building with multiple levels. The work began in January of this year and will complete by year’s end. The clinker leaves the cooler by means of conveyors that transport the product to either the normal clinker silo or to the low alkali silo. Our job is to install the conveyors and related equipment. The silo roof scope of work consists of installing a structural steel frame on top of a slip form frame, allowing the slip form contractor to jack the roof up with their form and then completing the roof installation once the slip is complete. This work commenced this summer and will be complete in the spring 2009. The coal storage roof scope of work includes the installation of a structural steel roof installed on top of concrete walls, which will begin in March 2009, and be complete by August 2009. The Cianbro team mobilized on site in November 2007, and will work approximately 370,000 hours installing greater than 5,000 tons of structural steel vessels and equipment. Cianbro Fabrication and Coatings Corporation have provided excellent support to the project assisting our customer and our site team to keep this project on track. As always

Reaching new heights at the preheater tower

we welcome the challenge this project presents and look forward to building the bench as we continue to train and hire new team members. Through dedication, team work, and certain determination our team is dedicated to another successful Cianbro project. We thank all of our support teams for their present and future contributions; this is a great job with a great team!

✔ 88,716 Project Safe Hours

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By Jason Keller

Arnold Crotts leads the team for erection of the clinker cooler. In The base frame will support individual cooling units called modules that push the clinker down the frame and onto a hydraulic roll breaker; also known as a “grizzly”. Sammy Taylor, Millwright Supervisor leads the attack on the modules with a crew of his own. Sammy and his crew have been working diligently through rain, shine, and sometimes even through lunch to align the modules. The four modules at the higher end of the frame are called fixed inlet modules. In addition to the same cooling technology employed by the 24 other modules, the fixed inlet modules will house air blasters that provide additional pushing power while preventing large chunks of build up known as “snowman formations.” Once these modules are aligned the crew will continue the charge on the rest of the cooler. Until then, we are attentively working on the structures that come after the cooler. Norm Graham, Randy Matthews, and Henry Temple are installing a trench to allow water to flow toward a sump pit to keep the equipment dry. In this same area a conveyor will be installed that will go to the top of a silo that is approximately 170 feet in diameter, 160 feet tall, and has a roof weighing more than 1/2 million pounds. The cooler work is scheduled to be complete late in 2008. CIANB RO



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Newark America Celebrates Milestone


By Terra Battle and Nate Weston

hursday, May 8, 2008, in Fitchburg, Massachussetts, the Newark America project gathered at the site to celebrate the recent milestone of 500,000 safe hours without a loss time accident. This is a significant safety accomplishment that extends back over seven years. The Newark America facility is a paper mill manufacturing plant with many challenges concerning safety that are addressed daily. Cianbro Corporation currently has 17 team members performing the day-to-day maintenance on two paper machines and the stock prep system. General Foreman John Coon, who supervises this site, thanked his crew for their efforts and commitment to work safely. It was also noted that the team had recently achieved one full year without a recordable incident. Vice President and General Manager Linc Denison attended the event and commended this team on their accomplishments. The crew was awarded with Columbia all weather jackets donning the Cianbro logo. Thanks to Paul Bertrand for traveling from Maine to cook a fantastic steak and lobster feast for

Group photo taken at the 500,00 safe hour celebration from left to right: Tom Clarke, Sharon Ebbs, Nate Weston, John Coon, Newark America Maintenance Supervisor Robert Zanchi, and Linc Denison

the team, Newark America employees, and guests. This Cianbro team consists of Rich Bryant, John Coon, Clint Dawson, Neil Dupont, Bob Fleury, Vinney Lago, Andy McFarland, Luciano “Lucky” Miletta, David Richards, Randy Sibley, Al Stevens, Wayne Tencati, Josh Weston, Bob White, Mike White and Mike Wilczynski.

✔ 544,682

Project Safe Hours

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